A spring time walk through The Shire

With it being a long bank holiday weekend in the U.K. and horror of horrors, warm sunny weather, I have been out and about.

Sitting in the sun, walking down quiet lanes, smelling flowers, watching nature and visiting the odd country pub. We’ve seen horses, foxes, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, deer and about 20 species of bird.

I thought some of you might like to see a few of the sights near to home.  When the weather here is bad then it’s bad but when it’s fine then it’s hard to think it’s heaven.

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A very picturesque old lane

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The trees and bushes are full of blossom.

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A fork in the road.

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A road less travelled.

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Progress?

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Perfection

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Shrubs and cereals

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Catching the rays

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Don’t mind me!

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New friends

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Beech Trees spring to life

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A carpet of blue

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Bluebells on the woodland floor

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Hello pretty.

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A little bit of heaven

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The road to no-where.

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A lane of slight foreboding.

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A natural candle

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The long walk home

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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5 Responses to A spring time walk through The Shire

  1. Ankur Mithal says:

    Beautiful. And, seems naturally so. Not like one of the manicured greens.

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  2. kiwiskan says:

    looks lovely – but some of your photos seem vertically stretched?

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  3. I can see what you mean on some but I don’t have any photo software to do these manipulations. I think it could be because I restricted the size on WordPress as they are all ready 2mb in size per photo and I didn’t want to use up all my space. It is strange as on Facebook they don’t look stretched at all.

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  4. Amy Reese says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Stephen! So nice. I love the blue flowers and the little lanes. I wish I was there!

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