Rather wonderful colours out near Witchampton and I especially liked the foreground leaves that ‘set the scene’. This was a lovely walk, winding in and out of the trees on a woodland path. In fact, I wandered in and out a little too much as I sought some good viewpoints and I got told by a bodiless voice appearing out the woods from half a mile away to ‘please keep to the footpath’ 🙂 It took me a while to work out that he was shouting to me. I guess it was the gamekeeper who probably thought I was going to spoil someone’s sport……..actually, I hope I did 🙂 !

There’s always a tell-tale sign of upcoming shoots – stakes driven into the ground at intervals with numbers or letters on them. I came across them shortly afterwards. I can never understand the idea of breeding birds to shoot at for fun 😦 ! I did stumble upon a shoot that was in progress once out Cranborne way and I was asked to stop till they had a break in the firing even though I was on a public footpath. I duly obliged, and it gave me some comfort because I don’t think they hit a single bird in the 15/20 minutes I was waiting there 🙂 !

As you can see from the picture, this was a beautiful sunny day at that point but it didn’t last and I ended the day walking in pouring rain. Ah well, that’s the English autumn for you 🙂 !

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy exploring with me.

Until next time,
Your friend
The Dorset Rambler

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