The wild Norfolk countryside - Swanton Morley Carrick Estate

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
In the wilds of Norfolk the scenery is delightfully uncluttered. The open fields and big skies give a real sense of freedom of space and time. Remember I said yesterday about daisies turning back time? The whole of the rural inland countryside in Norfolk fills me with a wonderful sense of being lost in time. In town it feels like 2017 but out in the sticks it could be 1980, 1920 or 1892. Of course, not really, there are giveaways but in general the gentle sense of thing never changing quickly is a comfort.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
We're drawn to water; pacing along the riverbanks, following the course of the flow in a peaceful stride. At this time of year the banks are still visible yet are soon to become crowded with reeds and obscure the hub of all the action.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
The oil seed rape is now fading noticeably in the fields- though in these shots it's at it's most vibrant.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
An interesting church, many rural churches in Norfolk hold a certain curious charm of why they look so unusual.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
This particular walk was a new one to us; a circular trail along the Wensum Way I found on the Norfolk council's website. It's some way out of Swanton Morley on the Carrick Estate and the circular route is 3.25 miles long with parking suggested at Hunter's Hall (which is a gorgeous venue) - it felt wrong to be parking somewhere I wasn't frequenting even though the council suggested it so in order to kill two birds with one stone I popped into the reception to ask where the footpath lay, armed with my printout of directions. The chap I spoke to was most helpful, efficient and didn't seem to mind where I had parked. I was grateful not to shouted at for being a nuisance.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
Look at the driveway! What a lovely sight. Would be perfect for wedding photos.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
It would have been a pleasure to tell you how our circular walk went swimmingly well but predictably a bovine shaped spanner found it's way into the works. Our walk was more three sides of a square and back.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk


the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
A little slice of rural peace.
the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk

the wild Norfolk countryside circular walk
Let's hide out in the wilds a while longer.
Sophie

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4 comments

  1. Cows are calving now, don't want to be upsetting the mums if they have babies!

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  2. I love that about the countryside too, that you can feel as though you've gone back in time. Looks like a gorgeous walk :)
    Zoe | floral and feather

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  4. Wonderful countryside and great pictures thanks for sharing

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