On a recent trip to visit family in the village of Askham in Cumbria I was intrigued by the above road sign. I wondered what I would find if I walked to Whale. So I took my camera to record what wild flowers I would spy on the way. Yes I am a bit of a nerd!
I came to a river and managed to take a picture of a heron, but i couldn’t get very close. I also saw some flying geese honking away and a hare shot across the road into a meadow of vibrant yellow rapeseed. To quick for my photography skills though 😦
On the approach to Whale there were cute lambs playing in the fields. It didn’t take me long to get there.
Whale turned out to be a tiny hamlet. Just a few houses and a post box. I think I had expected to see a huge whale sticking out of a house roof or something. ; )
I followed the road back the same way then came across a public footpath which ended up in the churchyard in Askham.
I was back in time for tea at Mums. And then this visitor came to the garden. A Great spotted Woodpecker.
I quite liked my walk to Whale. 🙂