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.
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 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.