Saturday, 25 April 2015
Wet roads to start with, but drying in the breeze and occasional sunshine. We went out by Sandridgebury Lane, then took the bridleway that goes across Heartwood Forest to Ayres End Lane. Plenty of bluebells here, visible from the track. And, it must be summer already, because we saw swallows! A bit further on, a kestrel hovered. The reason these write-ups tend to turn from ‘ride report’ into nature notes is that going slowly, as we do, we can easily catch sight of flora and fauna, and stop to admire or investigate. Across East Common and then down Cross Lane into Southdown for coffee at Jay’s.