Wednesday, 17 June 2015

120. Blagdon to Burrington mini Maw (6 Miles)


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Parking @ Blagdon,Fallowfield BS40 7TN

A Mini Walk but a High scoring 7.
 Starting in The village of Blagdon and heading up hill through woods,Bird life about with 4 Treecreaper's,Robins,Tits all juveniles even 2 Indian Runner Ducks as you leave woods behind.
This View as we headed up to Beacon Batch,Sorry iPhone shots only this week.

Another Looking back towards Chew Valley Lake

And Beacon Batch Appears @ 325 m (1,066 ft)

Beacon Batch First time we've seen it 
Been up here many times always seem to miss it .
Not this time ,Tick !

Our Dinner Stop,More like Brunch But nice place to watch Birds from 
Linnet,Meadow Pipit and Heard 2 Cuckoos !

Trinia glauca (Honewort) Rare Mendip Plant .The distribution of this species has not changed since the 1962 Atlas. It persists at one alien site in N. Somerset.

Rickford Ford ,A Surprise to us But A very quiet place to stop.

This has been closed for a while after lorries going through it smashed up the bottom. Problems with delivery drivers going through, and also off-roaders whose vehicles are covered in mud from driving through the mud tracks in the Mendips .....

Just as we where thinking of the score for this great little walk the dreaded sign appears !! But Brown and white cows seem to be much nicer walking companions ,With the Bull not even bothering to get up !

Then we Noticed Coombe Lodge ,It was commissioned by the Wills family, who ran the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tobacco Company in Bristol. Constructed from Bath stone, with a Cotswold stone roof, Coombe Lodge is now Conference & Wedding Center .You can rent it for Saturdays £3,600 Sundays to Fridays £2,925.

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