Thursday 3rd November 2016
Max and I went back to Upton Country Park for our walk this morning while Jez lay in bed. Today I decided to walk the opposite way around, which meant that we got an early reminder that Christmas will soon be upon us.
But although the staff think that Christmas is almost here, the gardens know that we’re actually in the middle of Autumn, as can be seen from this cluster of fungi at the base of a tree.
We walked on down to the shoreline and looked across Upton Lake towards Poole.
And then we made our way to the boardwalk.
They are changing this part of the park and putting in new paths through the fields. Apparently they are planning to close part of the shoreline path which will be a shame as it’s a nice path to walk. All of this suggests to me that the re-design was done by someone who doesn’t use the park on a regular basis.
We walked onto the stream…
… where Max waited to play.
And, of course, he had to get in the water.
We carried on round and took the path through Grove Wood.
And then cut through to the Woodland Walk where I got another nice photo of the Dark Age Dwelling.
And from there we headed back to the car and home.
A year ago today
It was a bit of an overcast day when we went to Broadstone Rec. As you can see, the leaves were coming off the trees earlier last year than this.