This is the second time we have enjoyed a walk on Durdham Downs, Granny Downs so called because in years gone by people from a residential home nearby were brought here to enjoy the trees just as we have done today.
Gill, one of our members introduced us to the tree trail. There was a spring in our step as we set off, of course socially distancing, to learn more about our neighbourhood trees. The trail is about 1km long and took about one hour.
There are some beautiful trees on this part of the Downs. Purple beech, tulip tree, large-leaved lime, english or pedunculated oak, purple norway maple and red horse chestnut and indian horse chestnut with its new orange coloured leaves. The wild cherry and laburnum were in flower, as well as a beautiful hawthorn ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ showing its wonderful dark pink flowers. At this time of year the leaves are bursting forth and the blossom on some of the trees is at its best,
Many thanks for a lovely walk. We are now looking forward to our next adventure as the tree foliage changes during the year.