Walk 09/2012 – Burwell

Sunday 22nd April 2012

You OK to drive, yes I replied, thinking it’s not far to Burwell – a large fen edged village in Cambridgeshire, not realizing that it was Burwell near Skegness!

April showers were definitely on the menu, weather wise but luckily none were very heavy and at times it was really quite warm. Thankfully there were no sightings of Moira’s brolley!

The highlights of the day on this long trek were probably coming across Lincolnshire’s famous little hedgehog hospital – Hedgehog Care and the sighting of a barn owl at our coffee stop. Oh and Paul’s supply of rocky road.

Really not much else to write about as the walk was mainly fields, although we did skirt around Legbourne wood on the way to Little Cawthorpe. The wood is one of the few remaining ancient woodlands in eastern Lincolnshire and the largest of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust woodland nature reserves. The Trust bought the wood in 2004. The canopy at Legbourne is ash and oak. Beneath the trees, over 60 species of wildflowers have been recorded including primrose, early purple orchid, bluebell, wood anemone, sweet woodruff, wood sorrel and lesser celandine.

Post walk drinks at the local pub were most welcome and the pub turned out to be a Chinese restaurant.

Report – Sue

Pictures – Alan

Walk rating – Average

We spot a pretty pond as we leave Burwell.
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This plant is quite common near water, but I can not remember seeing it in flower before. Anybody know what it is called?.
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A small weir.
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A bit of Lincolnshire Wolds landscape, but we did not see much.
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An interesting dovecote barn.
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The hedgehog care centre.
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This was a quite impressive wendy house.
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Contrast the sky in this picture with the next taken at roughly the same time.
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The bluebells are flowering in Haugham Woods.
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