Woodlands, countryside and water

Thought I'd put a few photos up of habitat instead of birds or wildlife as without suitable habitat there would be no birds/wildlife !     

We've only been venturing out on to our local parkland and within an hours drive away;  here's a few pics of England's green and pleasant land !    All taken on iPhone.

This was Peak District heading towards Hartington Village 

heading out of Hartington towards River Dove 

River Dove 

This is farmland by Alderley Park in Cheshire 

and this is the parkland area with lots of trees and lots of ferns and Rhododendrons.   Bluebells were still in flower here ..... 

one of several ponds on the parkland

and this is Woolston Eyes nature reserve near Warrington where there is a huge expanse of reed beds attracting all sorts of birds including breeding Black-necked Grebes

This morning we took a short drive to the area of Marple and Brabyns Park where we walked a section of the River Goyt and then headed towards the Peak Forest Canal and junction of Macclesfield Canal

1st a nice water drop area on River Goyt 

and lock area on the Peak Forest Canal 

Please feel to add your scenic shots here if you wish   (no birds or wildlife ! )   just habitat, countryside, or even coast  etc.....  

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Regards, Hazel 

"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Lovely pics Hazel. Looks like a beautiful part of the world to roam about

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Great photos taken form your phone Hazel, it is nice to see the different scenery around our own part of the world. Good to see you are venturing out and about again, I think we are all slowly coming out of our shells and having a wee trip here and there!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Great idea for a thread Hazel your first two Derbyshire shots took me back a while to when I worked down that way at an outdoor pursuits centre.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Torrisdale Bay with the River Borgie in the foreground, from back in 2014. Between Tongue and Bettyhill in the far north of Scotland. :-)

    My bird photos HERE

  • What a stunning shot Paul, thanks for adding it, such a lot of the UK we haven't managed to visit - yet !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Looking down Loch Shiel, having just seen the Harry Potter train, whilst scouring the sky for Golden Eagle. Successful but distant, and the only one we've seen :o)

  • Nice one PB, goes to show how many areas of stunning natural beauty we have in UK

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    The route to the cottage we stayed in at Loch Linnhie took us over Glen Coe, and every bend in the road unveiled an absolute gobsmacker of a view
  • Lovely photos Hazel and the first few I recognised in an instant, without that habitat, we'd have no birds, no insects and much more would be missing.

    Many thanks for sharing and a great idea for a thread.

    Linda, while a lot of the Peak District (likewise many National Parks, Lake District, Snowdonia, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales etc) has been shaped by quarrying, mining and the mills, it still is a lovely part of the world.

    Just a couple for now: Lock Gynack, Kingussie

    River Wye, Ashford-in-the-water, Peak District

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    I love that area PB I think we have had two more Golden Eagle sightings than Hogwarts Express sightings there but we did see the train once in full steam our coach driver had tried to race the train when the line and the road run close together

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can