Tuesday 10th September 2013
It was just Max and I for our walk this morning. As it was a nice day I decided that it was about time we went back to Badbury Rings. To mark the occasion I took the Canon 6D with me.
As we followed the path that would take us north of the Rings the scenery was looking particularly fine. This is the view north west towards Hemsworth.
As we walked around The Oaks wood I was pleased to see that the cornflowers are still in bloom.
We walked out north along the old Roman Road in the direction of Hemsworth, and then turned left towards Lambing Cottage. I was disappointed that I couldn’t get a photo of the cottage as there were big ‘Private, No Admittance’ signs, but I got the impression close up that the cottage was nothing to shout about anyway. More of a house.
There was a sort of shed/garage though…
although I don’t know who Gabby is or what she sells.
A bit further up the hill I took this photo looking back across to Bradford Farm.
The farmer was working at the top of the hill, preparing the soil for autumn and the next crop.
At that point I wasn’t too sure how far the circular walk back to the rings would be (and no way could I get a GPS fix on my stupid Samsung Galaxy phone), so we turned around and walked back the way we had come. So this is the view towards Lambing Cottage as we walked back down the hill.
And the view back up towards The Oaks from opposite Lambing Cottage.
Going back we walked though Kings Down Farm, and I was able to walk into the middle of a field to take this shot.
Along that part of the path there were also a lot of Large White Butterflies.
We walked on and turned into High Woods, where the bracken is starting to turn.
And then we headed back through the centre of the Rings back to the car.
This is a shot of the Rings from the west entrance.
Despite the length of our walk, Max still wanted to play as we walked to the car.
And while I was taking that photo I spotted this. I haven’t got a clue what it is / was though.
Finally, I stopped the car as we were driving down towards the main road from the car park, to take a photo of one of two very beautiful horses grazing in the field there, so I will leave you with that for today.