Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend, Part Two

This is the view from our bedroom window.

The tree covered rise centre right is Cop Heap, and the more distant hill top left is Arn Hill. I had worked out a route that meant we could climb both, and as Bank Holiday Monday looked to be warm and dry that was the day we picked to do the double climb. We had made a resolution earlier in the year to attempt a walk/hill climb each month, but after a very muddy walk in January and some pretty cold weather since, all our good intentions were thwarted, so we were both really looking forward to getting "out there".

We had to cross the railway to get to Cop Heap, so went via the Station.

(I forgot to check the camera settings before taking this shot, so sadly its a bit overexposed.)

There was a pretty straight path up the side of the hill, this shot doesn't quite capture the steepness of it.

The view from the top was well worth it though, you can see Cley Hill, another of our favourites, quite clearly in the distance.

Another view as we start to descend the other side

and now, in front, is Arn Hill, with the golf course Club House on the summit behind the rather conspicuous row of conifers planted as a wind break.

We walk the perimeter of the golf course, around the edge of Kidnappers Hole, with another favourite, Battlesbury Hill, in the distance.

Further round and the view across towards Westbury is looking decidedly yellow.

We saw several people out playing golf on this glorious day, these were a couple of teenage lads. What a view.

Having walked around most of the course we started our descent, though Arn Hill woods,

with the odd view back towards town.

As we reach the end of the woods we descend again towards the road,

past the sign,

and back over the railway.

Having now been walking for two hours without a sit down (there were no seats on the route and we hadn't taken our own folding chairs), we decided to stop in the park before going home.

I'm linking this post to Lucky Snapping in 2013, as this weeks prompt is The View.


Elaine said...

What a lovely walk :)

Like you, we've neglected our walking 'cos of the horrible weather. When we do start again, we're going to be so unfit!!

Borqna said...

Wonderful place - great shots - well done!
Many thanks for this virtual tour!
I welcome you for your participation in this challenge - Lucky Snapping in 2013!
I can not wait - view from your kitchen - The View Challenge: Additional Prompt #1
Have a nice day!

viv said...

It looks like you had a lovely walk. I think the weather might be improving at last.

Mum said...

Thank you for the walk today.
Love from Mum

Jennie Hart said...

What a beautiful walk, we last went out in the cold and nastiness, looking forward to our next one :) Absolutely superb photos.

Thanks so much for joining in the challenge :) xxx

Lynne said...

What a great walk you and DH did on monday...well done x

Helen said...

gorgeous photos, lovely to see the sun out

Anne said...

Beautiful photos, you seem to have a very nice weather.

Janice Pattie said...

Lovely to join you on your walk. Nice to see some sunny weather.

karen said...

A wonderful walk and you certainly picked the right day for it. xx

Chrissys4Cards said...

Beautiful shots - you are two very active people - great for you. I l love walking the dog, but my knees are knackered and cannot do as much as I used to, especially hills. Full of admiration.