One More Walk in the Woods

Greensitt Batts

Heslett Wood

Coal Bank Wood


Five Ponds Wood

Mickley Barrass

I walk in the woods daily.

Join me just one more time.

Light shafting downwards through the trees.

Loamy paths, wild garlic, bluebells, campion.

Silence: except for birdsong, purling streams.

The tang of sap, earth, flowers.

#Six Word Saturday

Jo’s Monday Walk

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

48 thoughts on “One More Walk in the Woods”

  1. Lovely words so right for this time of the year framing your wonderful photos! Woodlands are so recreational and we miss our walks there. I suppose the wild garlic in our favourite spots are almost gone by now. I try cultivating wild garlic in the garden now, my neighbour is very good at this and has given me a bunch of the flowers so next year we might have more than just two tiny plants.
    Wishing you a good weekend, stay safe and keep well
    Dina x

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    1. Oh, of course. Lovely as your scenery is, there are few woodlands. But you have your coastal scenery – so I suppose we can’t have everything. Good luck with the wild garlic! And stay safe and happy! x

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    1. Yes, he does get about, doesn’t he? If we’re ever allowed to travel again, I really would like to discover more of Portugal. But I only have one word at the moment – ‘obrigada’. Which can only get you so far …

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  2. You make me want to go for a walk in my woods, even though it’s very cold this morning! One of my favorite things to do is walk through the trees and see what’s different from the walk before. Or to take the dog who loves to sniff all the wild animal tracks each day. Or both.

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      1. That’s easily done. One of the odd bits of positive fallout from the lockdown may be people coming to appreciate aspects of their local environment more than previously – much easier for some than others!

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  3. Love your words and love your photos. I’m happier in open spaces, but I do appreciate a good broadleaf woodland where light can get in. Ludlow’s Mortimer forest was a great place to walk through. Here in West Penwith trees are scarce, but there is a little woodland just down the hill, a bit gloomy for me though.

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    1. I don’t like gloomy forests either, which is why our light-filled woodlands are such a delight. No chance of embarking on your challenge today by the way. It’s blowing half a gale and is as black as anything.

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      1. Oh, dear. Been a bit cooler here today but still warm enough to do some potting up outside wearing a t-shirt. A bit of drizzle now.


  4. Such beautiful woods and your pictures are very atmospheric. In our walks we are currently limited to the neighbouring commercial plantation – a lot better than nothing – but not a patch on natural woodland and forest, so seeing your photos has been extra enjoyable.


  5. Classical English woodland beautifully photographed. You’ve captured their benign quality that is so inviting unlike those Germanic forests of the Grimm Brothers.

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  6. It must be wonderful to have a wood to walk in so close to home. We have a few scraps of woodland here but most of them are privately owned and inaccessible
    That enormous ancient tree is fabulous! Is it an oak?

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