Today I walked with a friend around the woods and fields of Polesden Lacey.
We started out by walking down a steep slope and across the fields - slip-sliding in the mud. The ground is still very water logged.
From the new bird-hide up near the house, we watched dozens of blue and great tits, Chaffinches, Greenfinches and a Nuthatch enjoying the feast provided for them.. no pics - didn't have the right lens!
The bird song was wonderful and most obvious through the woods.
Having walked for a while we came to this bridge - it seems to be in the middle of nowhere but must have been significant in the past - it's a really solid construction albeit there are now signs asking visitors not to lean on the sides!
and in the distance, you can see Polesden Lacey house at the top of the hill - this is where our journey had started!
And finally, back up the hill and under another bridge.
The sun was glorious - I do hope it lasts into the weekend...... sigh!
A great mornings walk and really got the blood circulating with all those hills!