Thursday 25 October 2018

In Search of Robin Hood

Hello Lovelies,
today my walking group went for a walk in Sherwood Forest, famous as the home of the fabled Robin Hood. We started from the village of Edwinstowe.

Oooh, that looks like a nice tea shop, but it's too early in our walk for that.

Leaving the streets behind we followed a path beside the river.

The low sun made all the Autumnal shades glow.

It was a flat route which we took at a leisurely pace. Plenty of time to admire the changing leaf colour.

And sit in a sunlit glade to sit under an Oak tree for lunch.

It was amazingly warm for the end of October.

Here we stopped to ask the Longhorn cattle if they had seen Robin, but they were not much help :0)

So we carried on, along the sun dappled paths.

oooh a perfect Fly Agaric. What a super find.

A little further on we found Robin's tree. The Major Oak. It was lovely to see it looking so healthy.

This is where Legend says Robin and his men sheltered.

The Squirrels were busy hiding acorns.

I just loved the light here. Is there anything nicer than a sunlit woodland walk.

In the end we found two Robins, this one...

and this one, at the new Visitor centre, where we stopped for our well earned cup of tea...or coffee :0)

I loved this eight mile route. I think it will be remembered as one of the highlights of my Walk 1000 mile challenge for 2018.

Jacquie x