Saturday, 7 January 2012

Today was just a walk in the wood's............................. Delamere Forest

I spent my afternoon just wandering aimlessly around Delamere Forest.
A walk just for the sake of walking.... I nearly left my camera at home.

Delamere Forest covers over 2,000 acres of my local countryside.

Is it just me or can you also see little people?

I didn't always stick to the paths to avoid the masses...

Some of the unmarked paths were lovely to follow.

Do I go left...  or do I go right?
I went left to see how Blakemere Moss had coped with the recent rainfall... more tomorrow.

Delamere is a working forest so some of the tracks are easy to navigate.

The Silver Birch look wonderful against the evergreen trees.

An overnight shelter?

Ice Cream Van?
It's Winter...and it's cold... .my parents would have just said NO!

22 comments:

John said...

I bet you are glad that you took your camera with you Andrew! Great `moody` photos of the trees!
J
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TexWisGirl said...

laughing at the ice cream truck getting business in winter. but laughing harder at the idea of you heading to the woods without your camera!!! :)

Gary said...

Great walk Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

little people definately reside around there .. it's an "Enchanted Wood" for sure. Lovely walk; I'd have passed on the ice-cream too. How can you think ice-cream in the cold?

Bob Bushell said...

It is a wonderful walk, ending with an ice cream, you can't beat it. Brilliant photos.

Susan Scheid said...

Thank you so much for stopping by PD--not least because I found your blog, starting with that lovely little robin up top. Your post was particularly timely for me today. We took a lovely walk, me with my camera in tow, but I was feeling frustrated that I haven't been able, for a while, to snag any nice bird photographs. What you remind me (and all of us) of here is that just a simple in the local countryside, no matter what the season, is precious goods.

Susan Scheid said...

Oh, meant to say, it's not just you--I definitely see those little people too!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am taking the same different approach this year for my hikes, venturing off trails and going cross country, not that I have masses of people to avoid. It just presents new scenery and discoveries. I'm sorry, I can't see the little people and I really tried. I must need to polish up my imagination.

Horst in Edmonton said...

I have been in many forests and not once did I see any little people. When I was in my teens I used to sit in the forest and watch the forest come alive with animals. So wonderful to see. If you just walk in the forest you don't see many animals. So just try sitting for an hour or so, just waiting, and it will happen.

Adam Tilt said...

Sometimes a walk is all you need Andrew. Glad you did take the camera as there are some interesting trees in that forest.

Kim, USA said...

It's nice to walk in the woods. Do you have some kind of gps to know where to go what if you get lost? ^_^ Thanks for the visit. ^_^

Kim, USA

Susan said...

Oh my what a beautiful place to wander and explore. Lucky you! And yes, I do believe I see some little people!

NicoleB said...

Glad you didn't leave your cam at home!
Lovely to see this beautiful forest!
And ice cream in winter? Nah, not good :)

ADRIAN said...

It is rare not to enjoy a walk. It is a good place.

Arija said...

Hot chips or hot chocolate would probably been a better choice for winter

I prefer your walks in the woods to all the grand houses. The woodlands with the little people not the hordes is always my cup of tea. Love the little path to the birch coppice.

A really beautiful post Andrew.

The Herald said...

It's a good job you remembered your camera Andrew, those little people only pose for a selected few, you know!

Great images from your walk...and it's never too cold for an ice cream!!...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

A lovely looking forest Andrew.

Some parents don't know how to say 'no' these days.

Sandra said...

thanks for stopping by today, your photography is wonderful. I would very much like to wander in the wooded areas and on those roads. if i could visit Europe, England and Scotland would be my two choices.

Rose said...

the more I see, the more I like this place.

Inger-M said...

Lovely post, and I do see the little people :-) Your surroundings are so beautiful!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful forest tribes are wonderful! I'm glad you had brought my camera, otherwise we'd never seen this beauty.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful -- I've really enjoyed catching up this evening -- feel like I've been walking in the forest too.

Don't ever opt not to take your camera ;>)