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Friday, 8 February 2013

My patch - part 1

Adlington Driving Range and Woodford Airfields: Part 1 will be dedicated to the area along the lanes and fields leading upto Woodford airfield then Part 2 will document the Driving range area, pools and fields.... there is enough here to fill a few posts I think.

I enjoyed doing this, I know I enjoyed doing this as for the last couple of hours I have been deciding which images to use that will show off my patch to those who dont know it, and just as importantly to those that do.  I made a descision that while the snow lay across the whole area it would make for some nice wintery scenes, I may yet do one for all seasons!

This is East Cheshire, I live a 5 minute drive away or a 12 minute cycle away or a 25 minute walk away, of course this is all either weather dependant or shear laziness as to which mode of transport is used.

You star by entering Adlington Industrial Estate (however you can also enter at Adlington Driving Range). From here your tour begins.........

Park here! lets walk the lanes.
You soon leave the industrial units behind, but a little further up the lane beyond the hedge there is fun to be had .....

you reach the junior Quad bike race track (Quadrapheonia)

the golf course boundry is to the right beyond the gate

the football field (to keep the kids occupied when not racing). To the right is a haulage Co, while to the rear of the tree is a boggy reed bed (Harrys Moss) that is good for Grey Heron and in recent years Snipe. The end of Woodford Runway is way off in the distance.

we continue along Quad lane
and further still, the hedges come to life in the spring with spring migrants such as Whitethroat
a gap in the hedge gives views towards Harrys Moss and Hope flood

Harrys Moss with the Hauliers behind

on the opposite side of Quad lane is the acadamy Golf Course

further along Quad lane


and looking back from where you have just walked down Quad lane
The end of Quad lane and the junction of the Airfield gates, Shirdfold farm Gates out of sight on the left and the first feeding station next to the airfield gates.

Looking over towards the runway

junction of Quad lane and Shirdfold farm lane
Feeding Station, attracting Tits, Finches, Thrushes

this always makes me smile

Shirdfold farm lane with the airfield perimeter fence on the right and shirdfold horse paddock on the left, and the farm middle distance

Horse paddock

 Part 2 to come

1 comment:

TexWisGirl said...

some great fence shots in here - and great trees, too.