My walk this week is through a woodland I have not walked in for a few years – Moss Wood in Gnoll Country Park. In truth I am not sure that this woodland is the one I walked in previously, as the StillWalks video I produced here was in a coniferous wood which has since been cut for lumber.
The coniferous trees of the lumbered wood were adjacent to these deciduous trees – I think I simply walked a different route to last time. Either way the walk was beautiful and I will be doing it again without any concerns about coming across the multiple stumps of felled trees.
It became clear that the wood extends much further than I originally thought and so there is a lot more for me to explore in the future. The woodland was both peaceful and well used by locals enjoying the natural benefits of such a place. The intermittent sound of flowing and falling water in the various streams networking the undergrowth culminated in The Cascades, a popular feature of the park that flows into the quiet lake – quiet but for the multiple ducks and swans enjoying, I suspect, the coolness of the water on a hot day.
Gnoll Country Park Soundscape
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