Saturday, 14 July 2018

Ovingham

With folks on holiday or with other commitments just five of us enjoyed a five mile stroll in perfect summer weather. Starting at the car park near Prudhoe station we crossed the bridge into Ovingham and past the church to join a footpath that took us to Ovington village past fields of corn, barley and oil seed rape.
From Ovington we turned north-east and found these blue flowers - species unknown but if anyone wants to leave a comment about them please feel free.
Then we entered the Whittle Dene which provided some welcome shade. This is a wooded gorge with a small river (a Burn in these parts) coming down from the reservoir on the other side of the military road. Well worth a visit when the leaves turn brown.

After a gentle climb we emerged from the woods and crossed the A69
A peaceful spot was found to have our lunch. That's Ann in red keeping cool


These butterflies were feeding off salt by the stream (so I am told)

We then backtracked for a bit and walked down the Whittle Dene back to Ovingham passing some charming holiday? lodges in the woods. Refreshments were had at the Swan in Ovingham and this snap by Ann fairly sums up our mood after a not too strenuous but varied walk. Worth doing again in the autumn perhaps?