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. 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.
    πŸ’Œ

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