I’ve lived in or around these parts for 20 years now. In that time I must have used one particular road short cut hundreds of times. It keeps you off the dreaded city outer ring road. On the short cut is a little sign for a nature trail. On virtually every pass I would make a mental note to pay the trail a visit one day.

All those years and so many mental notes.

Well the other week on the way to do the weekly shop I did something radical. I stopped. Time to cash in all those mental notes.

And what a little find.

It probably only takes about 10 minutes to walk round the nature reserve.

But it’s so worth it.

You forget that you are on the edge of a city surrounded by farmland and golf courses.

On this wet day I had the reserve to myself.

Teeming with wildlife and wonderful sculptures.

MOORLANDS Nature Reserve, York. And it’s free.

58 thoughts on “First time in 20 years

  1. Dear bereaved friend in the UK, I feel so fortunate to visit your blog and stumble on this post when I’m feeling down and depressed for what seems such inconsequential reasons. Thank you. x

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  2. I am in love with this place! From the sign at the beginning to every bush, tree, pond and carving. I can feel the peace through the pictures, I imagine it must be amazing to be standing there… breathing, smelling, listening, feeling… WOW! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  3. That looks fantastic.

    We have something similar near to where I live. It really is good to have somewhere where you can go for a wander and just get away from everything.

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