What's this to do with nature I hear you cry.. well beyond the hangers they now have the Adair Walk which is a beautiful walk along a raised boardwalk to the River Waveney. On their website the description says :-
Winding through a Willow plantation, it stretches for around 350 yards (320 metres) long and is of wheel-chair width, with passing points; there is a seat on the staging overlooking the river bank. The first section of the walk is edged with trees planted on behalf of visitors and members in memory of their loved ones and, when in season, varieties of wild plants, butterflies, dragon/damselflies, etc., can be viewed.It didn't disappoint.. it was lovely and every so often along the walk there were oval signs giving information. A Kestrel flew overhead and I managed a quick snap but it's not very clear. The bird song was wonderful and there were several bees and butterflies. Then we got to the staging at the end that overlooked the river... it was lovely. We started noticing lots of damselflies flitting about and resting on the reeds so I got some lovely photos. Then some Common Darters appeared and kept flying around and over our heads but they must have been camera shy because not one settled for me to take a photo.
It was so peaceful and we would loved to have stayed longer but dark clouds were approaching, so we thought we had better make our way back, as we didn't have our coats with us.. it had been such a warm and sunny morning when we arrived so we left them in the car. No sooner had we reached the car then the heavens opened.. so that was good timing on our part.
We would definitely like to go back, just to do that little walk again, but as it is 25 miles away from us, I'll look into other places we can visit on route.
|The River Waveney|
|The River Waveney|
|Large Red Damselfly (male)|
|Common Blue Damselfly (male)|
|Banded Demoiselle Damselfly (male)|
|Banded Demoiselle Damselfly (female)|