Goodbye Winter………as we take a Walk Through Kedleston Woods


The Cascades Bridge, Kedleston Hall

After the coldest night of this year (-6c) we woke to a glorious sunny day with lots of hints of Spring so we headed of to the Kedleston Estate and Woodlands for change to our usual woodland walk.  The route we chose starts by Kedleston Lake…… 











…..and then continues up along Markeaton and Cutler Brook…..












After the broad open spaces the route takes off through woodland, across bridges and glades.  Bright though the day is the woods still have that winter feel to them.  True we have lots of buds but few have burst into leaf….so join us on our brief walk….

As we left to head homewards we came across this very old Blossom Tree, obviously important to be fenced off as it is…..


I am not sure what type it is, my senses tell me it is a Blackthorn …….but they are far from rare, more a hedgerow tree, so I am far from sure.  No matter, it is still a lovely tree, great shape and another sure sign that spring is heading our way.

24th March

© David Oakes 2014


7 thoughts on “Goodbye Winter………as we take a Walk Through Kedleston Woods

  1. Brrr -6 that’s cold! Loved taking this walk with you, such a beautiful spring day though as you say a bit damp underfoot. Only the English do fishing lodges so well and daffodils and catkins, lovely walk.

  2. It still looks like we have been chilly – though a cracking day – interested with the break out slideshow to Onedrive – quiet inventive and very effective in full screen mode

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