Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tuesday 25th October - Coneysthorpe

It was a bright sunny autumn morning, so I headed North from York for a walk from the estate village of Castle Howard - Coneysthorpe. The walk headed north to the escarpement of the Howardian Hills with views down into the Vale of Pickering with the North York Moors in the far disatance. Then headed along the ridge eastwards toward Malton until, at Easthorpe, the path crosses the Malton road and drops down into the flat valley lands. Here I turned back and headed through the flat fields west back into Coneysthorpe.

In the woods there was evidence of the good crop of sweet chestnuts, I suppose these had been thrown down by squirrels.

The red berries of the Viburnum or Guelder Rose were set off by the leaves which had turned dark red.


 A fine oak tree showing no signs of autumn colouring at all.

Path running through the woods with ferns,

and now down through the low lying fields.

One tree showing some autumn colour was this large Sycamore in the parkland.

In the village of Coneysthorpe the war memorial with an autumnal horse chestnut.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos and walk:) Oaks here are only just starting to change colour. Certainly hope we can come back to Yorkshire and yes, you are right, with other members of the family to please, have to try and go places to please all. So wish we had stayed for a week rather than just 3 nights!