"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Back to Herefordshire - Part 2: Oldwoods Common, Tenbury Wells


On previous visits to Tenbury Wells we've spotted an area of common so on the way back we parked and went for a walk for an hour. It was blissfully quiet with very few people around although I suspect it gets busy at weekends and bank holidays!

Field of Dandelions

 Oldwoods Common also has a few woodlands.

Pussy Willow

Lamb being fed by its mother

There were lots of Spring wild flowers including Garlic Mustard and a few unidentified "white" butterflies flitting around.

Blackthorn in flower

It was a lovely walk in the Spring sunshine and I am sure we will return.

Next post will contain a couple of churches.

I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera.


Millymollymandy said...

Ooh for once I get to comment first! Looks a lovely place to walk like so many places around your caravan. Your spring is a good 2-3 weeks behind us but that’s not surprising really! I always love seeing blossom. We are onto Elder flowers and Hawthorn blossom now. Sorry I have bombarded you with comments, just trying to catch up, also I can comment on your blog with my iPad, which I can’t do on most for some reason, which is very annoying!

Ragged Robin said...

MillyMollyMandy - Thanks so much and lol!!! Please don't apologise for late comments - no need to!!! Yes hawthorn just coming out here. Yes there is a lot to do in Herefordshire. site owners recommended a nearby park last weekend which had escaped my radar and looks brilliant and only 10 minutes from caravan!!

Rosie said...

Looks like you spent a lovely, peaceful hour wandering around the common. I love the sheep and lambs. Good weather for your walk too. Looking forward to the churches:)

Rustic Pumpkin said...

Isn't it wonderful to see fields full of dandelions? There must be some very happy bees around. Glad you spotted it, and it looks most promising for future walks. That's a very healthy looking lamb there.
Blackthorn is opening up well, and I hope there will be a good pick of sloes.

Bovey Belle said...

Glad you have found lots of different places to explore near the caravan, and have been finding some of your own.

Ragged Robin said...

Rosie - Thank you - yes we were lucky with the weather -cold but sunny and dry apart from the day we came home.

Rustic Pumpkin - Thank you and yes it is :) Only beaten perhaps by fields of buttercups. There seems a lot of blackthorn flowering everywhere :)

Bovey Belle - Thank you - have a file with a list of places to visit and a lot of books on the area :)

Amanda Peters said...

Its such a lovely place, looks very peaceful even more better with the sun shining. Lovely set of photos.
Amanda xx

Pam said...

I saw my first lambs at the weekend, such a lovely Spring 'thing'! The common sounds perfect, lots of space and few people :D

Ragged Robin said...

Amanda Peters - Thanks Amanda - we are finding new places to walk all the time :)

Pam - Thanks - It was the first lambs I had seen close up. Few people was a huge bonus! :)

CherryPie said...

Your walk looks delightful :-)