I’ve not shared an outing photo set for a while so thought I’ve put together some winter snaps from a walk round Rushmere Country Park in Heath and Reach.
The park is one of those places that caters to lots of different interests including a bike trail, wildlife spotting, hiking, a cafe and lots of beautiful scenery.
Wildlife at Rushmere Country Park
The hive of activity appears to be around the lake, where you’ll see ducks swimming and squirrels darting across the wooden bridge. But what the park is most famous for are its herons. You can view these birds nesting during Spring from their cafe’s terrace. This time we went, I actually saw a heron stood by the water and a blue tit perched on the bridge.
The Gear I Wear
For any walk, in any season, I’m never without my hiking boots. A must if you cover as many miles as I often do at the weekend. I’ve got these navy hi-tec boots with solid ankle supports for all terrains.
I also take this zip up North Face fleece from Simply Hike. It’s breathable and light weight, perfect for cooler months and evenings walks. Obviously it’s in black so it goes with everything I already own.
If you’re after something similar yourself, you can pick one up from Simply Hike’s Mountain Wear range.