In a bid to get generally a bit fitter, my fiancé and I have begun taking evening walks together. Not only does it get us moving around, (hopefully) burning calories and keeping us active, but…
it gives us a chunk of quality time, where we switch off from the Internet, computers, phones, Xbox, and every other distracting piece of technology and allows us to talk and just ‘be together’.
Yesterday evening I had a panic that I hadn’t taken my photo-a-day photograph (You can see last month’s photos here) and suggested we drive up the hill out of town to a beautiful field full of bright yellow rapeseed so I could fulfil the prompt ‘under my feet’. So we drove up and parked near the field and got out trying to find a non-invasive way to enter the field for my photo. Then we spotted a Folly that we had always wondered about and decided this would be our walk.
This route covers the area where the Battle of Evesham in 1265 was fought. Simon de Montfort, The Earl of Leicester was killed in the battle in 1265 and the Leicester Tower (the folly) was built in his memory.
We carried on the walk to find the Obelisk that is at the end of the Abbey Manor Park walk and found these beautiful bluebells. I knew I had found my photo-a-day photograph!
In the next field were lots of sheep. The lambs were so adorable and they watched us as we walked around the field and up a rather steep hill.
Then we got to the main (and still pretty steep) field and saw this beautiful breath-taking view of the Manor house. It is like something out of Downton Abbey! So, of course, our conversation then came to our imaginations running wild with who lived there and what their lives were like to what if we lived there and how we would make it our own! It was super fun and definitely distracted from the hill climb!
Just look at that house! It was built in 1817 by a man named Edward Rudge and his family had owned the land since the 1600’s! It is just beautiful and I have since found out that part of the house is a bed and breakfast that you can stay in, how fabulous is that! I only live down the road but think I may have to stay here one day.
These two cuties were my favourite!
In 1845 this Obelisk was erected to commemorate the Battle of Evesham. It also meant that we had made it!
It also meant that we had to retrace our steps to head home (yikes!) but not before we had taken in this gorgeous view looking back over Evesham.
This has been by far one of my favourite walks so far! Who knew that just heading out to snap a photograph would result in this gem!? I love my hometown (if you hadn’t guessed!) You can read my other post ‘A Tourist in my Hometown’ if you want to and I plan to take the camera out again soon to capture its beauty to share with you all.
What was your favourite part of the walk? Do you have any hidden beauties in your hometown? I would love to hear all about them!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!