Saturday, 26 November 2011

Looking through my archives.................... Little Budworth 2010 revisted

I started this blog during the summer of 2010 to keep a record of my weekend walks.
 Illustrated with images taken on my rambles around the local countryside.
I have been looking through my early posts and noticed I used to add a lot more written content.
This is a remake of post #4 dated 26th September 2010.
 The words are the same but I have added a few more images taken on the day.
I received zero comments on the original... it was early days and at the time I only new one other blogger.

"A Sunday stroll...... Little Budworth and Oulton Park"

I parked in the small car park at Little Budworth Country Park on Coach Road and walked over to the 18th century entrance lodge (a grade ll listed building) of Oulton Estate.
The estate is now home to the Oulton Park motor racing circuit and just through the imposing gates is a bend on the track called Lodge Corner.
St Peters Church Little Budworth
 I then walked through Little Budworth village past St Peters Church and the Red Lion pub before turning left down Mill Lane towards Budworth Pool. 
Budworth Pool
A footpath across a field brought me to a bridleway (there are many in this area) which was originally a drovers road (Helsby to Oswestry) and a good example of a sunken lane.
One of Cheshires many green lanes.
I followed this before heading left onto a path leading back into the Country Park.
Birch Polypore
Lot's of Silver Birch in the woods but the only bird seen was a single Great Tit.
Little Budworth Country Park
 I then crossed back over the Coach Road to the other side of the wood and either side of the path are areas of Lowland Heath which is now scarce in Cheshire. 
Oulton Mill Pond
This path brought me to a track which led me back to a road which led down to the Mill Pond 
(Coots and  few distant Canada Geese).
 A short uphill walk then a left over to Rushton to follow the racing circuits perimeter wall.
  (a crumbling old brick structure topped with broken glass and barbed wire). 
A footpath around the wall through fields of cattle (and one large bull) over half a dozen stiles brought me to a lane with views over the fields to the church I had passed a couple of hours earlier.
 A lovely walk in fine weather even if it did lack a bit of wildlife.
In the original post I only used four images.
I have added eight more to illustrate the text and to share a lovely walk taken 14 months ago.
Since then my little blog has been viewed in over 100 countries and has had over 57,000 page views.
Thank you for taking the time to view my efforts.

A link to the original to see how far I have come.
You never know it might even get a comment.


Bob Bushell said...

These were beautiful times, and now is the same. Superb photography.

Chatty Crone said...

So many beautiful things for you to see and take pictures of on your walks there. sandie

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful photos, Andrew. Keep up the good work.

TexWisGirl said...

the 'bridleway' as you called it, is fascinating to me! what a cool lane! :)

i'd hate to see the broken glass on top of the wall, but i guess it would be necessary to keep out 'ramblers'. :)

floweringmama said...

Those photos are amazing. The wall with the broken glass is quite eyecatching!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

What a pleasant little ramble.... thanks for taking us along on your walks.

phylliso said...

Thank-you for having us walk with you ,I would never have viewed these beautiful places if not for you,phyllis

Chinatours said...

Well, this time, you will definitely receive more interesting comments since you've been known and loved by many bloggers, nice shots indeed, have a nice day and waiting for your displaying of some more pics.

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Very nice !

Jean said...

Andrew, Isn't it wonderful to note your progress as a Nature Blogger?
Hugs and congrats!

Inger-M said...

You really do have wonderful walking opportunities in your area; thanks for taking us along! I think it was a good idea to add more photos, and they are stunning!

Pauline said...

Thanks for visiting. Thanks for taking us along on such a lovely walk. Beaut photos.

ADRIAN said...

A vast improvement........I would not like to compare my first post with this. Even the original is more than competent.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - thanks for the comment on my 'longer' blog. I must admit that the reactions I have got to some of my efforts have made me think "I wonder if anybody would buy this stuff" - but as yet, it’s just a pipe dream.

My next long piece (due in the middle of the week ) is about darkness, and the changes it brings to the landscape.

I really like the church tower emerging from the field - I think that it’s pure England.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amigo!
Belo passeio com lindas fotos.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos. º° ✿
♫° Brasil

The Glebe Blog said...

I'll never forget the broken glass topped walls.The two inch scar on my wrist takes me back to when I was eleven years old.
Great pictures.

Art said...

Those photos are amazing!
Have a nice Sunday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Whew, no way would I scale that wall! We used to have an old farmhouse on our property and the foundation had pieces of broken glass all mixed in. We tore it down though, as it was infested with bees so badly.

Looks like an amazing walk - you saw some wonderful sights!

joo said...

It's a lovely place to walk, such a great landscape and I like the wall, but this glass....well..strange!

André Tavares said...

Hello Andrew

Thank you for attention and affection.
The comments are always welcome, forever the esmelhorarmos
our work ............. thanks.
Hugs friend

André Tavares.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, amazing photos.

carmen said...

Me encantaron todassssss, Wonderful!!! que colores, tan vívidos