After a few showery days, we were lucky to have a dry and sunny morning for our walk.
We set off from Beechern Wood car park across Whitemoor, heading to the middle bridge on the Puttles Bridge walk. We had a ‘charm’ of Goldfinches singing to us – they were also enjoying the sunshine, as we were! There were also ponies sheltering from nip in the air.
We smelt the Bog Myrtle that we are fortunate to have in this area. It is very scarce in England and only grows in a few places in the new Forest, Dorset, the south west and East Anglia.
Ober Water was high after the rain. We stopped for a photo on the bridge.
We then walked through the trees, enjoying seeing the dappled sunshine through the trees.
Autumn is in evidence with the colours changing and fungi showing.
We walked up to the 3rd Puttles Bridge and decided to add an extra loop on this occasion as we were all enjoying being out in the sunshine.
After following Ober Water, we made our way back to the car park and enjoyed a cuppa and a chat.
A good time was had by all.