Under An Essex Sky.

Bright birds with honesty to sing, Bluebells and primroses that spill cascades of colour on the spring. 
From Clouds by John Drinkwater, poet and dramatist, born in Leytonstone, Essex, England on June 1, 1882.

On Friday, we headed out of the village and followed the footpaths that took us to the gravel pits and Watery Lane. Our plan was to do a spot of pathfinding. I had noticed when we were exploring the old Woodhouse Farm a sign that showed a public footpath beyond the airfield.

In all the years my friend Ana and I have been walking the footpaths around our village we had never explored this far over. I knew the old airfield was huge, but it wasn’t until I had seen an overview of it on an old map (dated 1964ish) my husband had that I could see just where the footpaths were.

We left the bluebell wood at Watery Lane and continued walking along Cut Hedge Lane (I just love the name of this road). As we rounded the corner in front of us we saw a Roe deer grazing peaceful in the early morning sunshine. Roe deer were once our smallest native deer and were widespread in Britain during the Middle Ages. Gradually the Roe deer disappeared across much of Britain, only to survive in a few odd places. No one was sure why it was dying out. About a hundred years ago, it was reintroduced into parts of England.

The Roe deer is a shy creature and keeps to cover during daytime. The best time of the day to see it is at dawn or dusk. We saw about seven deers in total, a buck (male) with a group of does (females)

We followed the road until we found the next public footpath sign. This led us around a lovely little cottage (Deek’s Cottage) and onto a track that said it headed towards the airfield. The sun was warmer than we expected, so I was glad that I only had a thin jumper on under my jacket and hadn’t wore my woolly hat or gloves as I had on previous mornings.

1 slide) Felix Hall Clock Tower: 2) back the way we came 3) Old building on the Airfield 4) inside one of the farm buildings 5) Woodhouse Farm house 6) detail on old door

7 thoughts on “Under An Essex Sky.

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

B for Bookreview

All my reviews are based on copies I received courtesy of publishers and/or authors.

Feastdiarylife

Enjoy reading the life experiences!

Robin Masnick

A Writer's Fairy Tale

unbolt me

the literary asylum

- MIKE STEEDEN -

THE DRIVELLINGS OF TWATTERSLEY FROMAGE

Story Empire

Exploring the World of Fiction

gracethoroughgoodbeauty

Beauty and lifestyle Blog

Echoes In An Empty Room

Hannah's book blog. This is my place where I share my favourite reads and chat about books.

ZLOZLO

brand creator, news maker

Lucy's Works and Co

A Little Writing Workshop of Horrors.

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

PurplePenPoeticYoga

Just another WordPress.com site

BestOfWrite

Reviews, stories and much more...

Sean P Carlin

Writer of things that go bump in the night

Mohamad Al Karbi

محمد القربي

Adnama-marsh

Unique Tales!

SONGNGUTAITRAM

Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders

The Literary Juggernaut

For the reader in you

Callum Pearce

Lover of the magical as well as the macabre

The Last Chapter

Life past, present, thoughts about the future, and ever changing world

Write Minds

Elaine Roberts & Francesca Capaldi Burgess chatting about their writing world

Thrills, Spills, and just a dash of Romance

One writer's experiences, and battles with words

Cyranny's Cove

Refuge of an assumed danophile...

%d bloggers like this: