|Walking on a bronze carpet|
First stop was the delightful Grove Plantation just across town from us. It's hard to believe that there was lots of industry in the area at one time. Mostly mining. There is just the odd remnant of the pits that used to operate.
|Grove Plantation with colourful autumnal leaf carpet|
It's quite a popular spot and we passed lots of people out for a walk like us. With and without canine companions, cyclists on the road alongside, people putting seed out for the birds and some people out for a ride who just happened to take the same turnoff as us.
|Letting the horses pass|
After a short walk down the bypass we veered off again into another little wood with a brilliant name. Fiery Wood. I love the name of it. It sounds like a location in a Harry Potter novel or something. It's a bit more sheltered than Grove Plantation and is not yet as autumnal. Still lovely though.