Sunday, 15 May 2011

Calder Wood



My parents are visiting at the moment and yesterday Crafty Green Boyfriend and I took them to Calder Wood in West Lothian. The weather was wonderful and we really enjoyed walking around. Large parts of the area are made up of meadows (currently rich in bluebells) and scattered hawthorn trees (currently in bloom). The area was also rich in willow warblers, whose songs filled the air, a wonderful sound!


The photo above shows two metal pedestrian bridges over the River Almond just at the entrance to Calder Wood with the road to Edinburgh passing over the old stone bridge in the background.


For Sunday Bridges


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11 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Your fields of bluebells remind me of our fields of bluebonnets here in Texas. Bluebonnet blossoms are smaller than bluebells and are about the size of snapdragon blossoms, but they're so abundant in Central Texas in March and April that entire fields turn blue.

Lovely pix, as always!

Martha Z said...

A delightful place to take a stroll and visit with friends and family.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah, now that's where I'd like to be today!!

bunnits said...

What a beautiful place.

Blogger has been acting up for me off and on lately and keeping me from commenting. I've enjoyed your latest posts.

Amin said...

What a beautiful and interesting place!

shoreacres said...

One of the roads I travel regularly is - Calder Road! It's not nearly so lovely as your woods, but still - I'm always curious about the names and their connections.

This truly seems a lovely place. How lucky you are to have such beauty around you. We're still waiting for rain... On and on it goes, as the world turns brown. It makes looking at your photos even nicer!

Rabbits' Guy said...

The perfect spring walk!

Kay said...

What a lovely setting for a walk with family!

Caroline Gill said...

I hadn't realised that the poetry press was (presumably) named after this wood. I enjoyed the reviews of your book here.

Mike B. said...

Looks like a great site. I'd rather be taking a stroll there right now rather than about to be heading to work in the rain.

Leora said...

Beautiful scenery - love the bridges in the greenery.