Bumbling around in Bucks.

I have just returned from a short break in Buckinghamshire. I had no real plans, I was just bumbling around hoping to do some photography and maybe fit in a walk.

My first visit was to Coombe Hill which at 852 ft above sea level is one of the highest points in the county.

At the summit stands Coombe Hill Monument, a war memorial erected in 1904 to honour the men that fell whilst fighting for their country in the Second Boer War.

As usual it was not long before I was crawling through the undergrowth trying to get a worm’s eye view.

Worms eye view

Later in the day I went for a walk over Burn Hill near Eythrope. The sun had come out and I thought I might spot a few butterflies.

The Gatekeeper

                        The Gatekeeper butterfly                       Pyronia tithonus

 

                                      The Comma Butterfly       Polygonia c-album

Returning across fields I spotted a Brimstone butterfly feeding on thistle.

                                       The Brimstone butterfly     Gonepteryx rhamni

An interesting walk. Only a couple of miles but lots to see.

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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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One Response to Bumbling around in Bucks.

  1. Tracey says:

    Glad that you still enjoy this walk.

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