Monday, May 26, 2014

A Bank Holiday Bog!

On Saturday my new (ish) boots and I set off for North Norfolk to see Mum and Dad for lunch and a walk.

After some legendary directions from mum along the lines of:
Mum "Go along the road you came in on"
Me  "I came on the Swaffham Road"
Mum "No, not that one.  Then turn right!" - at this point I had no idea which direction she meant at all, but somehow we ended up at the carpark in Wolferton by the sign that said 'Dersingham Bog'.

When we were kids we used to access the bog from the track along the side of the tip and use it as a short cut to the Station Museum at Wolferton where we played (without permission) on the handcar  (as in 'The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery".

Now the area is managed by Natural England  and contains many rare mosses etc.  It's a bog, not a fen, because it's on acidic soil whereas Fens are on alkaline soil.

We had a lovely walk on the board walk, as walked on by Tony Robinson in his recent programme 'Walking Through History', where the cotton grass was everywhere.

Then we walked around to the Wolferton Cliffs from where we could just see across the wash to Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire.  Although Wolferton is now several miles inland the cliffs are evidence of its past shoreline location.

There was a beautiful low lying glade, that I couldn't resist scrambling down into

and of course the rhododendrons were stunning as they always are this time of year.

The rest of my weekend has mainly been spent in the garden dodging the showers and repairing a hearth with fire cement (but more about that another time).

I hope you've all enjoyed the long weekend too.



Crikey - I blinked and you did three posts without me! I do enjoy your walks cos eventually at some point I do get round to them myself. Please continue to scout ahead on my behalf! X cathy

elaine said...

Wow those views are beautiful - you were lucky to have a bit of dry weather to be able to take a walk. It has been raining constantly here - not much has been done outside. Love that seating area of yours. We are off to N.Norfolk next week - hope the sun decides to come out for us.

Anna said...

I hope that those attractive floral boots did not get too muddy Su. Your mum's directions sound like my mum's descriptions of flowers. Most envious to read that you have been on a handcar - it's one of my long term dreams to glide along a railway line on a handcar :)

Jo said...

I thought you were going to say that you stepped in the bog and your lovely new(ish) boots got ruined, glad I was wrong. It looks like a lovely walk, and magnificent views.

Gina said...

Sounds like a wonderful walk... and I love the boots!

Toffeeapple said...

Gorgeous boots, pictures and walk; your Ceanothus is glorious.

Did you know that Wolferton station has been restored but without the rails?