Well the weather was dry Good Friday, which makes a change for Easter! So we decided to take a little ride up to Ashenbank Woods near Cobham, Kent. We didn’t walk our normal trail this time and headed deeper into the woodland.
The bluebells were just coming into bloom and the trees were starting to turn green. It was lovely being able to walk through this wooded area. Last time I was there.. I only managed to do a short walk to the nearest picnic bench to recuperate before I had to hobble back to the car. We came across dog walkers, joggers and people just out for a stroll. It is surprising what is in your local area. As we strolled through the woodland we came across old air raid shelters building by the RAF in World War II and a Bronze Age barrow – a medieval wood bank. Historical locations that we didn’t even know about until we came across them on Good Friday.
Hole Park – Rolvenden – Easter Saturday
When we first got up on Saturday morning the weather looked like it was going to rain… and we really thought out trip to Hole Park was going to be abandoned. However, the weather started to improve so we decided to head down to Hole Park and take a chance as to the weather down there. It was cloudy and the sun was trying to peep through the clouds, but it wasn’t cold or anything… just a bit cloudy.
The above photograph was a panoramic shot taken of a small pond within the grounds of Hole Park. We strolled through the wooded areas and the bluebells were spreading a carpet of blue across the woodland floor. Unfortunately the wonderful daffodils were now gone but spring was definitely in the air and the spring flowers were everywhere.
Heading back towards the café along the walled garden were these wonderful Summer Snowflake ‘in the green’ flowers; also known as Loddon Lily flowers. Although the daffodils were scarce and many had fallen petals and were now dying off the tulips were in full bloom. And my god did they have a variety of Tulips that had large blooms.
Easter so far has been wonderful… a day of rest for me tomorrow… and then the family visits but these last two days have been wonderful. Getting out and about with my camera is just what the Doctor ordered.
Whatever you are doing, where ever you are going, have a great Easter and safe journeys xx