I'm currently languishing in deepest, darkest, Berkshire and, although my job means I'm on my feet all day, I was determined to squeeze in a walk to try & find something wild. I'll be honest, my hopes weren't high when I set off but I was in for an absolute treat. Before we moved north my last job was based here & I really thought I knew the place.
I checked on a map & spied a nature reserve called Heath Lake so decided to head for it - apparently it's the only acid lake in the whole of Berkshire and is home to an assortment of rare plants.
Along the way I spotted squirrels, wood ants and a variety of birds and I only got nearly run over once. The old footpaths I followed made we wonder about the feet that had trod them in the past, when walking was the only way to get from A to B as opposed to a pleasurable passtime. Who knew all of this was just a stones throw from busy commuter routes? (Apologies for clumsy links to YouTube - I'm updating from my phone but they're short & well worth a look!)
The path alongside Tesco.
Red Kite - v - Crow
Strawberry farm - it smelled divine!