Waresley & Gransden woods is a wonderful place to visit, particularly at this time of year.
As some of you may be aware, I have blogged about Waresley woods before (‘If you go down the woods today’ and ‘Walk on the wild side’) why? As well as having plenty to see, wonderful surroundings, it’s a great place to go and get away from it all. As soon as you walk into the woods, all the stress and frustrations of every day life is zapped from your body, giving your mind room to breath, relax and to explore. This is probably my most favourite place I like to walk and the dog likes it as well.
Yep, Trixie had to come along too as she always does. Otherwise, the little sod would give me grief and certainly would make me feel guilty if I didn’t take her. This time though, my wife came along to keep an eye on us, just in case the dog got up to any mischief!
Situated in the Cambridgeshire countryside not far from the Bedfordshire border, Waresley woods is a great place to visit at anytime of the year. Plus for all you gardeners, there is a wonderful family run garden centre set in the village of Waresley that is only stones throw away from the woods…… and it has a great café/restaurant as well.
At this time of year the woods are known for it’s display of Bluebell’s. Carpeting many areas of the woodland floor, it is a wonderful sight to see.
Passing the dogs lead to my wife, I got out my camera and started clicking away.
“Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.”
Having a walk in a wonderful place like Waresley wood should be encouraged more, especially with the young. Although young and old alike, there is so much to see and so much to learn as long as you treat the area you are visiting with respect, it is a win win for all concerned. Plus a walk in the woods is good exercise.
“April has searched the winter land
And found her petted flowers again;
She kissed them to unfold her leaves,
She coaxed them with her sun and rain,
And filled the grass with green content,
And made the woods and clover vain.”
Hannah R. Hudson
“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.”~ Henry David Thoreau
It’s not always the flowers that are interesting to look at but on the way back to the car we saw this interesting little fella –
Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense) or is it the Great horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)…. you decide.
With the title of the post being ‘Walk this way’……there could be only one ending.