Here are some of the sights I noticed on this lovely autumnal walk.
Black Bryony - It's not immediately obvious why this plant is called black as the berries are conspicuously red! In fact its name comes from the colour of its fleshy roots. It is a member of the yam family, but its roots and berries are poisonous. It has the most gorgeous large and shiny heart shaped leaves which unfortunately aren't showing up at this time of year.
A break in the dry stone wall leading into the beechwoods, possibly used by a badger.
Elderberries - The Elder is one of our most used hedgerow shrubs even today. In June, the flowers are often cut to make Elderflower cordial and at this time of year the deep purple berries are made into a rich dark wine.
A path through the trees which I wasn't able to resist.
An autumnal view.
Fleeing sheep - was this because I hadn't had a bath for a week and they were downwind??? (-:
A view of their pasture.
I think I'll go on this walk again..........