Friday, 16 November 2012


A nice, long walk this morning took us our usual way round Shipley Lake, past Osborne's Pond, up the hill and round the top.  Surrounding the site of the old hall at the top of the hill, the 'Suffragette Wall' is a solid presence among the Autumn foliage.
Since the path was improved with tarmac, walking around here has become much more a pleasure and its lovely to tramp through the thick carpet of fallen leaves.
The wall itself has become a haven for micro wildlife living among the lichens and mosses which have colonised the stonework.  Birds have made their nests in the many cracks in the wall and one of the stone piers at the end of the wall has become a feeding site where bread and seeds are frequently left for the birds and squirrels.  Malcolm likes walking here too...
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