Sunday, February 26, 2006

Fonthill Bishop

Yesterday we went walking at a place called Fonthill Bishop about 30 miles away from where we are in Chippenham. It was a brilliantly sunny day and all the photos I took came out really clearly as there was such good light. It was really cold though, especially in the wind. Here's Mark just as we were setiing off for the walk.

The walk went round a really pretty lake which I think is part of an estate park. We also went right up onto a ridge overlooking the park, the wind was deafening up there, but coming down from the ridge we found a wonderful sun trap and sat and ate lunch it was so warm I could have curled up and fallen asleep there. I had to put this photo in as it made my laugh the sign says 'Warning mole control in operation', judging by all the mole hills in the background I don't think it's having much affect!

There were plenty of birds on the lake including lots of pretty ornamental ducks but I really liked these swans sitting like bookends opposite each other on a small island by the edge of the lake. It was a really lovely walk and I'd definately go back again, I think it would be a great place for a picnic in the summer.

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