These notes are intended to help you enjoy walks around the Village when you are taking the opportunity to exercise. Please stay safe and obey the instructions given by the authorities during this coronavirus period. E.g. Please leave 2 metres between you and other walkers / cyclists. Only walk with family members, and do not converse with other people you meet on your route. The suggested walks last approximately 1hour at a steady pace. Where possible distances are given in metres. Some of the walks take advantage of the fact that there is little traffic using local roads at present, but please take care and walk facing oncoming traffic if there is no footpath.
These suggested routes have all been walked in the last ten days, but conditions across fields can change due to farming activity, or bad weather. Please keep to the designated footpaths. Fuller versions of these walks will be published in due course with lots of information of history, natural history or local geographical features to enjoy.
These walks and the information below are kept simple deliberately, as on these occasions it’s the exercise that is important. There are however many things to look out/listen for in spring
Peacock, small tortoishell, orange tip, comma, common & holy blue, brimstone
Chiff chaff, goldfinches, black cap, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker, buzzard, sparrowhawk, grey heron, moorhen, coot, mallard & ducklings, kingfisher. house martins, swallows and swifts.
Celendines, marsh marigolds, lady smock, hawthorn, bull rush, yellow flag iris