Wednesday 10th September 2014
It was a lovely sunny morning, and surprisingly Jez decided that she would like to come for a walk. So today we went out to Badbury Rings. This was the view from the Rings out across the field where the Point to Point racing is held.
We followed our usual path and headed out from the Rings enclosure up the hill towards The Oaks. This is Jez and Max approaching the gate out from this part of the Rings.
This next photo was taken across the field that had just been harvested the last time we were here. I love the little cloud in the sky.
Even the cow parsley has shed all of its seeds now. I call this one ‘Reach for the sky’ and particularly like the sunlight on the snail.
After a slow start Jez decided to take the slightly longer route today that took us through King Down Farm. It is easy to see where all that hay has gone.
And so back towards the Rings. We did have a little walk in High Wood, but didn’t go the whole way round today as I was afraid it would be a bit far for Jez, who by now was slowing down. We also cut straight through the centre of the Rings (the part that was the old hill fort where the people once lived long ago). This was the view looking back towards the east entrance.
And last, but by no means least, a couple of photos of the dogs. Here’s Jez having a rest.
And here’s Max, with his ball, sitting by an old tree root.
In the end we were out quite a long time, but had a lovely walk.
A year ago today
This is getting spooky. Max and I were at Badbury Rings a year ago, but went for a longer walk out to the north of the Rings. As we drove down the track from the car park as we were leaving I stopped to photograph a horse in the bottom field.