Monday, 27 May 2013

Minnowburn Beeches.

We've been to Minnowburn Beeches quite a few times and walked towards Shaw's Bridge but this walk was new to us. In the car park there was a van selling coffee and slices of pizza. It was tempting.

The beech tree was just opening it's leaves.

Red Campion

We followed the signs to the Rose Garden passing the Wildlife Pond on the way.
Our climb took us up to this, The Terrace Hill Garden Project.

The flower beds had been cleared and were very dry.

This was the view from outside the walls of the Rose Garden looking across to Malone House.

There's a steep drop down but it wasn't stopping some young children exploring.
 I was a bit worried about them!

                                                            The bluebells were out.

We walked from the Terraced Garden down the drive to this gate, it reminded me of this.
My photo doesn't show the bluebells but they were growing on the bank.

Over a stile and there was a sign in the field.

On we walked, around the edge of this field and on to the Giants Ring.

Past this ploughed field and on to the sycamore tree.

 Buttercups and bluebells were growing all around the edge of the Giants Ring.

Back to the gate and there was a path we couldn't resist exploring - with cow parsley nearly as tall as us.


                                           I liked how the roots of these trees were growing....

and this inquisitive calf came to see us. 

I don't know how we've missed finding this walk but we'll be back and I'm looking forward to seeing the Terraced Garden restored to it's former beauty.


Ali Hogg said...

some lovely photos, Ali

snoopysgranny said...

Thank you Ali.