I hate waiting around for anything, so when I took the car for its annual MOT test, I went a walk. Just along the road from the garage is a footpath sign. I haven't been down there before so I followed it along the field edge. The views are good from this point, it's quite high up and you can see for miles across the landscape. I almost missed this post buried in the hedge bottom. Looks like it could do with a new replacement with some new markers.
I looked over to my left hand side. There is a waft of nasty smells coming my way, from the Biffa waste transfer facility. This landfill site has had many complaints from surrounding villages in the past about the smell. Zoom in to see the machines at work burying and covering the waste material.
I walked across the field towards the site, and found another crumbling post with arrows on it. Now which way. There was no obvious path. I doubt many would choose to walk around here anyway, given the smell.
Around the perimeter of the site is a track. To the left is blocked with large boulders, to the right looks walkable but I didn't have the right footwear on to slosh through the mud. I retraced my steps back up the hill.
A little video I made on my way back up to the road.
In the distance I could see water, there is a pond beyond a hedge. I tried to find a way to it but the path is not obvious and I didn't fancy wading through brambles. I've checked the map and there is a path marked. I am tempted to go back with boots on and see if I can find a way through. I'll save that for another day.
The car passed by the way, but it might need some work doing before the next MOT.
It's sunny this Thursday morning. A friend is calling round at lunch time for a natter. Billy will be waiting for his walk later this afternoon. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona