On our second attempt, we managed to find the entrance to this trail, a mixture of terrain.
Initially through a fir plantation.
Then along a muddy road.
Passed some overflowing drains and ponds.
And into natural forest.
The forest floor and trail was varied.
Winter winds had been harsh.
I loved the areas with a thick carpet of moss.
The ladybirds enjoyed the adventure as well, amongst the lichens, fungus and mushrooms.
The magic and renewal of nature.
Fun with the squirrels.
Finally beside the tidal Winter River.
This brisk walk on a cold, dull day, managed to lift my spirits, finding joy in experiencing a wintery spring walk, in these so very different surroundings.
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