Friday, 21 April 2017

169.More forgotten Close to home Bits (Bath, Priston, Inglesbatch, Englishcombe)


Parking @ Ba2 2pp

A walk this week starting from our doorsteps, but taking in some stunning landscapes nonetheless. Walking from Odd Down and out towards Combe Hay and down a Byway where we spent many a muddy day on our Motorbikes ! We come to part of Hallatrow - Limpley Stoke,Camerton branch / GWR Railway line of old, just the Bridge left now.

Soon the views start and fields of Rapeseed looking splendid.

Combe Hay Manor started being built in 1728 The manorial lands occupied by the present building were given by William the Conqueror to one of his kinsmen, Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, who was later to become Earl of Kent.

Rainbow Wood with the Rapeseed Below.

Blue skies green fields and a patchwork of rapeseed , stunning. While we sat there checking it all out it occurred to us that every field we could see was bare of animals not one Cow, Sheep or horse could be seen ! sign of the times ?

Then we spotted 3 Hares chasing each other ! Small lens sorry !

Lots more fields and into the Peasedown area crossing main road another nice looking landscape, just a plough seeded.

Old hut... Sewage works.

Then straight through the middle of Rapeseed field, Follow the yellow brick or path !

So pretty and a lovely smell too.

Farmbrough Common in distance, remember this hill from previous walk, one we didn't manage to go up. I mention cause i know it annoys someone !

Spring Lambs with Mum.

Into Priston and the Church of St Luke and St Andrew.

On through the little village of Priston and then Inglesbatch to another byway and memories of motorbikes again!

Temperature warming up, almost like summer !

Lots of traffic free paths and only saw one person on hole walk, always amazing not to see anyone, they don't know what they're missing !!
Last view back towards Bath, solsbury hill in background. 

Then home, a worthy walk and 12 miles covered.

That's all for this week, join me again next week  :)

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