Wednesday 1 July 2020

Treading New Ground

A run to Winthorpe today, a much closer and more stifling one than I had expected as I headed out along the river to the railway cottage at the edge of the village, before coming back through the houses.

As I reached Winthorpe Road estate, I found myself curious about the back streets there, streets I've never set foot on before. I ran past the modern rebuilt Bishops Alexander school, and behind that found that there was a sort of long narrow urban nature reserve along a path where the buddleia were growing wild.

Taking a break from running, I photographed the pollinators on the cloyingly sweet smelling flowers.

I then followed the path along the backs of the houses before emerging by the railway workers club.

It is always interesting for me to break new ground, to find a little bit of urban green space on an estate where a bit of nature can flourish.

Especially at a time like this.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 01.07.20


  1. How lovely you can find these places so near. Always somewhere else to explore.

  2. Good to see the Buddleias doing their job attracting the butterflies. That's a nice-looking Victorian church; I'm always attracted to red-brick.

  3. Wonderful, wonderful photos of the Buddleias and the happy pollinators. :)
    The church is very beautiful too.

  4. I love exploring new places especially off the beaten track. Your photos are great.

  5. Thank you all, very pleased to hear your comments