Saturday, 26 January 2008

Coate Water - a winter view

A place close to my heart and where I started my walk today. Not hidden at all - but I couldn't leave Coate Water out of this blog. A place for all seasons, it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and really forms the focal point for all of the entries on this blog today as it has a connection to Richard Jefferies, the sarsen stones, Hodson, the hamlet of Coate and so much more. A part that I am especially fond of is the Tree Collection which is the most lovely place to walk in the Spring when many of the trees are heavy with blossom.

The Heronry - the smaller of the lakes and home to the grey heron. There is a hide here for anyone who wants to quietly observe the herons and other bird species.