Last Saturday, Mount Stewart near Newtwonards opened the 1st phase of the 1.5 mile woodland walk and although it is not fully finished, I thoroughly enjoyed it. All the word prompts fitted into this post for Friday’s Hunt and Weekend Reflections and is letter S, Favourite photo and Smile.
It will take 5-10 years to open up the 20 miles of historic trails that have been planned and by the end of 2016 it is hoped to have 3 miles of trails open for the use by visitors. Above is the new SHEPHERDS hut at the trail head where Jennifer welcomed me and provided a map with more information about the trails. She even was game enough to provide me with my SMILE photograph for this meme. I was joined by my friend Sue.
As we walked up a hill to The Temple of the Winds (I will show you that some other day), I was glad of a seat overlooking STRANGFORD Lough.
The woods were carpeted with many wonderful wildflowers.
Below are some blue Hyacinthoides non-SCRIPTA - Bluebells to you and me!
This ruggged old bridge with a small stream under it had a lovely reflection.
Nearing the end of our walk, I think we took a wrong path and ended up at this swampy area which I loved as it remained me of an area in Poland I had visited where there were Beavers. However, at present it was not passable but it did afford me a few reflections shots.
I hope you saw yesterday’s post where I showed you
The Folly which we found deep in the woodland.
Oh dear, I nearly forgot, a FAVOURITE, well that for me is too difficult so I will leave that up to you.
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