Date: 27 November 2011
Location: Newlands Forest
Walkers: Helen & Brenda
For all walks in Newlands Forest see the Newlands Forest archive.
Brenda and I went strolling up into Newlands Forest, no particular destination in mind. We followed the path alongside the stream...
.... and uphill through the trees...
... and up again, until we reached the Woodcutter's Trail.
As always, it was wonderful to be in the quiet green stillness.
The path brought us out near the stand of silver trees. They are growing so happily here, on this sunny north-facing slope.
We spotted some early summer flowers hereabouts too. Pink Watsonia borbonica, complete with bee.
A white Ixia, with colourful centre.
And the blue sceptre flower, Aristea capitata.
We also saw some flowering plants that are clearly not indigenous. Not sure what they are though... garden escapees of some sort I suppose?
This one had a delightfully fresh citrus/minty scent.
Instead of heading straight down we took several side paths through the pine trees, slowly zig-zagging down the slope, with an occasional glimpse of the mountain behind.
The last section of our walk was along the lower part of the Littlewort Trail. We found lots of flowers in this fairly open area.
Particularly pelargonium and lots more aristea.
And - my particular favourite - tall sprays of snow-white Ixia.