Wild Garlic Time

 A day later and a return to Middleton Woods in Ilkley, this time it was to see the wild garlic which is situated in the far right of the woods. This section of the wood is called Hudson wood but it is know by all and sundry as Middleton Wood.

You can smell the garlic long before you actually come across it. I think that, and the anticipation is part of the pleasure of visiting them. I reckon I was maybe a week or so too early in my visit though as the flowers weren't fully out. I still managed to get some nice photos and the still flowering bluebells did add an extra dimension and splash of contrasting colour to the scene.

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood


Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Wild Garlic

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Bluebells and wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Wild garlic, Hudson Wood

Wild garlic, Hudson Wood


Bluebell in Middleton Woods

My yearly visit to Middleton Wood on the outskirts of Ilkley to see the bluebells. The colour really seems to be popping this year, maybe because we have had a pretty mild spring. Also it had rained a few days prior to my visit so they'd had a good watering.

I was joined on this visit by Sal and we both agreed that there was a magical feel to these woods at this time of year.

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells

Middleton Wood Bluebells


Early Morning, Derwentwater

 An early morning visit to the shores of Derwentwater, timing it perfectly to get the sun starting to illuminate Catbells and The North Western Fells. Most photos were taken from the bit of shoreline between the landing stages and Friars Crag. Also a few were taken from Strandshag Bay.

The reflections were disturbed as the lake started to come to life; a group of canoeists were first to appear and then the launches kicked in to life. I don't have a problem with that, the lake is for everyone to enjoy. 

Also a slight breeze developed and my stomach started to rumble so I headed back to base, stopping of at the lovely little community cafe in Threlkeld for a sausage sarnie and a cappuccino. I think I earned it.

Looking Down Borrowdale

Castle Crag, Borrowdale

Derwent Isle Boathouse

Cloud on Maiden Moor

Sunlight Hitting Catbells

Derwentwater

Sunlight Hitting Catbells

Strandshag Bay

Friars Crag

Friars Crag From Strandshag Bay

Memorial Flowers, Strandshag Bay

Sunlight on Reeds

Towards Lord Isle


Wild Garlic Time

 A day later and a  return to Middleton Woods in Ilkley, this time it was to see the wild garlic which is situated in the far right of the w...