A very foggy, chilly and damp start for the 11 walkers who took part in today’s walk in Haldon Forest. However it was lovely to see the new growth starting on the trees and on the ground and to hear some beautiful birdsong.
We followed the Discovery Trail for a short distance and then took the Butterfly Trail unfortunately missing the Birds of Prey Viewpoint, though the fog would not have helped the birds or the observers!
As we went on the fog started to lift and at the bottom of the walk found an area of bracken that the butterflies use as their habitat – but none to be seen as it was too cold with no sun when we passed through it. We finished the walk up a long gradual slope – observing some younger humans ‘Going Ape’ on a wire above us. The sun started to shine!
A good lunch was enjoyed by all at the Sandygate Inn at Kingsteignton.