|sheep grazing in the Wiltshire countryside|
It’s been a pleasant wintry but sunny day so we took Rick for a long walk in
the Wiltshire countryside this afternoon.
We walked along the old railway track that leads through the Bowood Estate.
The railway used to link Calne to
Chippenham and was opened in 1863 by the Great Western Railway, falling into
disuse in 1965 after the Beeching Axe.
|the old railway track|
Rick sniffed excitedly at the leafy high banks of the track and suddenly
became fixated on one single spot.
looked the soil started moving and erupting and we were rewarded by the sight of
Mr Mole poking his head out to say hello.
Further on a grey squirrel leapt from branch to branch high up in the
trees, Rick went absolutely berserk.
His day was finished perfectly when a pheasant ran across in front of him,
giving its loud distinctive call.
job he was on a leash.
Just a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love the countryside, especially when the sun is shining.Delete
Very picturesque part of Wiltshire.ReplyDelete
It was a very pretty walk, easy to imagine the old steam trains puffing along the line.Delete
Glad Rick enjoyed his walk in the country. I'm sure you did too.ReplyDelete
It was very pleasant although I think I walked a bit too far, it seemed a long way back!Delete
Awww, nice! I can imagine Rick thought it was all very exciting. I love that little tunnel. -JennReplyDelete
He was well hyped up after seeing all that wildlife.Delete
Yesterday I saw a very beautiful black male Pheasant; sadly I don't suppose he'll be around for too long; far too trusting. I do wish they'd release several thousand, and not shoot any for 5 years. They might then have a chance to become a part of our natural wildlife (like in England).ReplyDelete
There are signs in our French local woods prohibiting the shooting of pheasants but I rarely ever see any.Delete
A perfect day for a stroll through the woods. Lucky Rick to see so much wildlife.ReplyDelete
He desperately wanted to climb the tree to catch the squirrel.Delete