Wanted a fairly short walk to try out the new boots so a circumnavigation of Cley seemed to fit the bill.
It was a glorious spring day and a chance to see Cley Hill from a different angle
This walk took in several sunken lanes which were starting to show lots of new growth. Including lots of nettles! They were a bit small though for picking but I think net week I'll be going prepared for some nettle harvesting. Anyone for nettle soup?
Passing a superb example of a manor house.
We stopped for lunch at the Royal Oak in Corsley Heath. Don't think they really needed to have the open fire burning though.
No? Looking carefully you might just spot the herd of giraffe mother and babies in the trees. This is where I wished I had a decent zoom lens. Also just in sight were zebra, wallabies and rhino. Most bizarre sight in the English countryside.
Nothing could really top that and we were almost back at the car.
As for the boots - well I was glad the first outing was no longer. Just over 5 miles was enough but I think they will be fine.