There’s a hill behind my house called South Head and it’s just right for a small hike up to see the surrounding hills and valleys. We also saw… goats, blackberries, inquisitive sheep, cairns, butterflies, ponds and lots and lots of squelching mud!
We just caught the last few blackberries of the season, bitter butt really juicy! They’d make a yummy crumble if you like it, I don’t so I think I’ll make my own fruit flavoured gin!
This butterfly only just made it as Ray stepped on it without seeing it, I think it’s a Peacock Butterfly, go here to identify your butterflies!
— South Head
As you get closer the hill squashes and changes shape but really it’s your perspective of seeing it and where you are in relation to it. It takes an awful lot of years and thousands of different weather conditions thrown in with perhaps an ice age or two to change the landscape, which puts things into perspective.
— Towards Castle Naze
Hello Mr Sheep!
Nearing the top (can’t quite call it a summit, it’s not big enough!)
— Towards Cracken Edge
Lush green patchwork of fields towards Hayfield and Kinder Scout off to the right
Cairn on the top of South Head
Heading back down the ‘spine’ of South Head home for a well-earned drink!