Sunday, 6 September 2015

My magical walks


My dog Boyden 2000-2013
He adored his walks at Blithfield.

I know in a previous blog I had a moan about a few issues but to me
Blithfield has always been a magical place to walk. I do not think that you could find anywhere that has the special atmosphere that's here. I feel sorry for people who rush around as if they have not a minute to spare. If only they would stop and linger for a few minutes, drink in the atmosphere look at the fields and woods that are here. See where the badgers cross the road and go through the crops looking for food and heading off for water. The area is alive with wildlife of every description. They would become aware of that indefinable thing that you rarely find anywhere nowadays. Peace.
There has only ever been one other place I felt the same as I do Blithfield It was a cottage my mother-in-law owned on the borders of Herefordshire. One summer day I was sitting in the garden at Bryntegan having a cup of coffee. It was a still warm morning. The sun broke through, and I can only say I felt magic in the air around me. Bees began buzzing; butterflies took to the wing, flowers opened their petals as if saying welcome to the day. It is hard for me to explain how I felt but when I went back into the cottage my mother-in-law said immediately, ‘Carol, has found the magic of Bryntegan.’ I had, I then understood why they visited the cottage as often as they could. Bryntegan was sold in the 1990s due to my father-in-laws failing health. I hope the new owners found the magic that existed there.
To walk through the woods at Blithfield as dusk is falling is a magical experience, whereas our world is preparing for sleep the nocturnal creatures are beginning their day. You can feel thousands of eyes watching as you walk the woodland track. The dying rays of the sun slant through the trees adding to the wonderful atmosphere. 
I always feel happy as we make our way up the slope and drive along the road into the estate. I'm always sad when we leave.
Even though both of my dogs sadly died, I know they are with me whenever I visit Blithfield. I have a new dog who walks the woodland way and along the shoreline with me.



 
George

Blithfield
Post a Comment