Bluebells at Aske 26 April 2020

Posted by Pat Kassell on 2020-04-26

Bluebells at Aske

I looked at the SOC walk programme for today and realised that a walk from Gunnerside was out of the question so I headed out from my front door on a short (5 mile) walk.

I headed up the streets of Richmond to Bend Hagg where all was quiet on the golf course with no danger of flying golf balls.  The route around the fields towards Aske took me past a wonderful show of bluebells in Low Wood.  These have flowered this week as there was no sign of them when I walked this way last Sunday!  The sun was shining on the lake at Aske Hall. 

I headed towards Gilling West and then along to Laneside Farm and back across the now parched fields towards Skeeby.  Those of you who joined us on our walk on 2 February (ahead of the AGM) will recall this field had a very muddy patch in the middle.  The oil seed rape is now in full bloom and, whilst I hate its strong aroma, it does paint the countryside a bright colour.  The last leg was up Skeeby bank and a sandwich in the back garden.

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