Thursday, 1 September 2016

Making the most of local beautyspots

Today was another beautiful day and I kept seeing posts on FB about welcoming Autumn!  The official date for the start of Autumn is September 22nd this year, so lets just make the most of the lovely weather we still have and stop bemoaning the fact that summer is over.

I was looking after Oliver this afternoon so we made the most of our time, and the weather, to take a walk somewhere i haven't been for a long time.

I forget that we have all this beauty right on our doorstep, Clent Hills are a very short distance from us yet we never go there anymore, when I was a young teenager we were there all the time, my boyfriend of the time had a motorbike and bikers used to meet up there most weekends, now there are not so many bikers on the roads and teenagers don't seem to be happy with just a walk anymore.

Clent Hills are now managed by the National Trust but it's free to walk these and it neighbouring Walton Hill.  I had forgotten how spectacular the view is from the top, (1,033ft),  On a clear day you can see the Black Mountains in Wales.

The stone circle and four stones at the top are the remains of a folly from 1700's

 Oliver had fun running around and collecting sticks, as you do.

He had quite a collection of sticks and stones by the time we started for home

It was a lovely afternoon spent with this wonderful little boy.

Until next time


Von said...

Thank you, Maggie! I want to hang on to summer every day I can!
Thanks for sharing your walk with us. :)

Deb said...

Maggie, thanks for sharing. You live in a beautiful area. Oliver looks like he had a great time as well!

Jo said...

What a fantastic view. We often forget the wonderful places we have on our doorstep choosing instead to travel further afield on days out. It's lovely to see children enjoying themselves in the fresh air, isn't it, they're so often stuck indoors on sunny days tapping away on the latest gadget.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Beautiful views.

Vickie said...

So gorgeous!

Carol said...

Really lovely photos, Maggie :)

Barb said...

What a beautiful walk and such a cute little boy! I honestly think that is the real secret to being happy at least it is for me. That is enjoy your life each day as it comes and look around at all the beauty there is to see.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

What beautiful pictures. It must have been a lovely day with Oliver! How lucky to have an area like that close by.

Julie said...

A friend recently said to be that she has been looking at our city through the eyes of a visitor and went to the Information centre to see what was on offer, lots she had forgotten about in the 50 years she has lived here!
Great place you re-visited with your little chap

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Yes, you're right, let's drink in the last bits of summer :)
The views are spectacular indeed, so beautiful!
Oliver must have had a great time ...

Have a nice week!
xxx Carolien