Cley to Langham, 25th May, 2017
Another fantastic day and walk, if rather hot. They say that it is the hottest May day since the 1940s!
Birds still singing, amazing variety of song – I plan to contact the NWT at Salthouse and see if there is a willing volunteer to identify all the different sounds.
Gentle slopes – Norfolk isn’t flat.
Good to see free-range pigs enjoying lots of space and air.
Difference in flowers in just a few weeks – gorse is over, wild roses are out and stunning; predominance of white now.
Heard a distant cuckoo – can just hear it on the Soundpath
Old lanes and paths from one village to another – past Wiveton again!
You can see the Blakeney church tower from all over the area, much the most dominant of the churches around here.
Really enjoyed the slight diversion onto Wiveton Heath. What a surprise to see the two Highland cattle – had no idea they were here, or even of the existence of the heath or its fascinating geology.
Amazing views from the knoll: you can see 4 churches from here – Blakeney, Wiveton, Cley and Langham!
Just a little further along we saw Morston church in the distance, with the marshes and creeks beyond, How stunning Norfolk is on a day like this.
Sun beating down.
Biplane went over to add to the different forms of transport encountered on these walks.
Difference in the greens of the various crops now very apparent now.
Flowers on the blackberry briars a promise of food to come.
Really enjoyed the church, particularly the churchyard with tall daisies and aquilegia. But above all the Burnes-Jones designed stained glass window – different, fresh colours including purples and red, red roses echoed in the colours used in the figures and haloes. What a surprise, to be revisited.
I had wondered whether this walk would be less interesting than the others as we went inland – not at all. So glad to be out walking and observing.