A Beggars Walk in the Woods….


Shipley Woods

Sunshine and new spring green leaves on the Beech Trees really brighten our walk today in Shipley Woods.

We are making the most of the sunshine; so far this week the weather has given us all 4 seasons each day……and todays forecast seems to be for the same again.

Nor can I tell you why this walk is called Beggars Walk….maybe they just wanted something dramatic for the sign!


The Chestnut Tree is staring to cast its heavy shadow under its spreading branches, whilst Blossom is yet to show in the ornamental garden the Bluebells continue to spread their blue glow across the woodland floor…

Todays Bonus is that the Lodge Tea Rooms have opened for the season….sunny as the day may well be it is also bitterly cold, so that bonus is a warming mug of Hot Chocolate..


Refreshed its back to the Beech woods and with luck back to the car before the promised storms arrive…


28th April
(C) David Oakes 2016