Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2015
We walked on Upton Heath on both Saturday and Sunday this week-end. The weather wasn’t great on Saturday, so I only have a few photos. And Sunday’s walk was a bit odd, so I don’t have that many photos from then either.
So, on Saturday afternoon Jez, Max and I drove over to the corner of Beechbank Avenue, parked up, and started our walk. Jez led the way (from behind) and took us through Longmeadow Lane woods towards the Roman Road. Max was a happy boy, though, as that meant a sweet chestnut hunt for him.
Here he proudly shows off his prize.
I thought Jez would head up the Roman Road to Pinesprings, but instead she turned up onto the old railway line, so we ended up walking to the pond and then round the lower heath. Max found more sweet chestnuts along the old railway line.
It had been a good day’s questing for him.
I only have one other photo from today as it was so murky out: of some lovely bright red blackberry leaves.
And so on to Sunday. On Sunday I drove up to Beacon Road in an attempt to walk to upper heath. Jez had other ideas though, and immediately led us down to Pinesprings, which was looking very inviting in the autumn sunshine.
It was obvious that she wasn’t feeling up to much of a walk, so I sat on the seat and found a stick for Max.
He was happy playing with it, though.
Meanwhile Jez lay in the sun. She wandered about a bit at one stage, and then something caught Max’s attention.
After a while Jez moved on down the hill. She only got to the next field, though, before she turned off down a little footpath that comes out on Pinesprings Drive. So that was the way we went. Down the footpath, up Pinesprings Drive, back onto the heath at the top of the Roman Road, and then back to the car. Like I said, a bit of a strange walk today.
A year ago today
It was another grey day on Upton Heath.