Scrapbook ~ Wildlife walks throughout the year
Saturday 4th August 2018
Sustainability Centre - Winchester Old Hill Fort - and return
We really only wanted a
short walk as the temperatures are blazing away in the 30s and any hike seems at
least twice as far and twice as uncomfortable too. Records are being broken all
over Europe and even North Korea is sweltering under a heat wave. Pretty soon
the seas will boil, the sky will catch fire and phosphorous will rain down on
all of us but until then we were going to Hampshire to visit Gill's mum's grave
and visit the beautiful
Winchester Old Fort.
To make sure of surviving without heatstroke we began walking at 5pm and got to
our tea spot on the western end of the fort 30 minutes before sundown. Then we
had a slow stroll back in twilight accompanied by a warm breeze smelling of hay
and honey and the sound of Tawny owls waking up.
Strolling through the Natural Burial site
My country is just as pretty as your
This part of the Sussex Motorway was
almost devoid of humans. Must be the heat.
Winchester Old Hill Fort out on its spur.
Well worth the walk, I think you'll agree.
Take the time to read
countryside code for yourself and please stick to it at all times.