gosh I've been away a little while haven't I. I don't really have a reason, but I'd like to catch up with my posts so here goes. These pictures are from mid May, when I did a solo walk starting at Hathern in Leicestershire.
It began along shady lanes and the opened out onto fields with a view of the church spire at Normanton on Soar.
My first glimpse of the river.
It's not possible to reach the opposite bank and the village from here.
Except certain weekends when there is a Chain Ferry. Oh that sounds fun.
said chain :0)
I loved the views across the water, but wished that tree was a bit smaller.
There are lots of waterside homes, or holiday homes I presume.
They looked idyllic on such a nice day.
A passing craft.
and a pub.
With carves, looking at me, yikes.
Hellooooo, nice cows.
Phew, they were calm but I was still glad to get out of that field.
This was my favourite riverside chalet.
then it was back to rejoin the riverbank, this time the the river was on my left...somehow? :0)
And head across fields to pretty Sutton Bonnington.
I love exploring quiet lanes.
spotting cute cottages.
And more lovely wisteria.
The post lady was making her deliveries.
and I was getting hungry as it was lunchtime. I walked up this lane.
and found a lovely, simple church.
After my simple snack ( hadn't really planned such a long walk , so I only had a cereal bar in my rucksack) I had a peek inside the church.
Then, before I left the village, I came across a corner shop and treated myself to a cornetto ice cream.
I just managed to capture it's beauty before my camera battery died :0)
There was still another couple of miles to walk, more fields, canal and river to take me back to Hathern.
It was a lovely 8 mile walk, on a perfect spring day. I'm glad I finally got around to sharing it here and recording it for myself.