Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Open To The Public

Coombe Country Park
Three-mile circular walk designed


Over the last two weekends
the public have been allowed on
this path for the first time in 40 years.


These photos were taken last Sunday.
It was foggy.


We are expecting some high winds in the next few days.
I expect these golden leaves will soon be on the ground.

I'll be posting more about this walk in due course.

Participating in Our World Tuesday

14 comments:

RedPat said...

$0 years! That is amazing and I'm surprised you got pics with no people in them!

RedPat said...

I meant 40 years. ;-)

Lowell said...

What an amazing place. Looks like a fairy land. I would guess the photo ops are multitudinous.

Photo Cache said...

It's so beautiful. Is this a private property?

Jeannie Marie said...

There are so many colors, I am almost overwhelmed. It's just beautiful. I am anxious to hear more about why the beautiful area was off limits for so many years.

William Kendall said...

The fog lends these images an even richer beauty!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful path with gorgeous autumn colors.

Linda said...

Lovely! Our leaves won't last much longer either but the season has been spectacular so I can't complain.

Petrea Burchard said...

Just fantastic, glorious. I have the same questions as everyone else: is it private property? Why has it been closed for so long?

Stuart said...

Impressionism is still alive. These are such beautiful shots.

lotusleaf said...

The photos are like paintings! Beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sublime images Lauren. Part of me thinks these walks should be shared and appreciated and then there's a part of me that thinks they should be kept safe and pristine, I mean, what if someone dropped litter or something, you know what people are like :)

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, these are stunning photos! What a beautiful place to walk this time of year.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks you all for leaving comments. Did a little research today so I could answer your questions:

No, it isn't private property. The walk goes through a breeding ground for herons. It has been closed to the public for 40 years (and is classed as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest). Last year it was the home to over 40 pairs of breeding herons. I think everyone that visited must have felt privileged - no sign of litter. Hopefully, the powers that be will open this walk again - out of breeding season, I expect.