Nature walks throughout the year
Good Friday 6th April 2007
The weather man said it was going to be a hot day, so we took him at his word
and rode to Pevensey in East Sussex. Just before we arrived a suicidal pheasant
walked out in front of us and no matter where I steered, he made sure he was
directly in front of my wheel. I had to come to a complete stop. NUTTER!
From the ruined castle at Pevensey we set off northwards on the 1066 trail across the Pevensey
levels to Herstmonceux. On the way we passed through the hamlet of Rickney where
we watched a kingfisher fishing. At Herstmonceux we saw the huge science centre
with its many telescopes and also the perfectly maintained Herstmonceux Castle. From Herstmonceux we headed southwest through Wartling
and down to the coast at Normans bay station. On the way we saw a fox with a
limp (which suddenly disappeared when he saw us) and a brown hare who was doing
some shadow boxing. There were Chiffchaffs everywhere today as well as red
and white tailed bumblebees. Amongst the rapeseed plants there were also lots of
At Normans bay station we had hoped to catch a
train back to Pevensey. No trains today though because someone named Jesus had
died 2000 years ago, so we jumped in a cab and were back on
the Harley at 8pm. There was even a beautiful sunset this evening, so in all we
had a perfect halcyon day
on a walk that we can definitely recommend.
The path is very well signposted with these. No chance of
Herstmonceux church amidst a sea of rapeseed.
Lots of Peacock Butterflies in this area today.
At the top of the hill is the science centre.
There are a lot of telescopes on the site.
The irrigation ditches make great places for wildlife to
Back to the bike for sunset.