Let me start this post by setting the scene – it was a comfortably warm day with a blue sky peeking through fluffy white clouds as I took a leisurely walk towards Skipton Woods. (Can you picture it?) 😜
My original intention was to take a walk through the woods themselves but….I became completely distracted and entranced by the stunning and picturesque wildflower display near the entrance to the woods on Chapel Hill! 😍
*Just check out my slideshow displays throughout this post to see what I mean.*
A sight to behold for sure which completely stopped me in my tracks I can tell you! The most prettiest, most colourful and widest variety of wildflowers I’ve ever seen were all lined up against this lovely rustic wooden fence. I simply had to stop to admire the beauty and to take some photos of this wonderful display to share with you all.
That wasn’t all I saw however. Taking a peek over the wooden gate set in the fence I was delighted to discover the quaintest little country style garden. I could so easily have whiled away a couple of hours just sitting there with a friend and a nice hot brew whilst relaxing and soaking up the surroundings.
Continuing on my winding walk up Chapel Hill I came across some pretty stone cottages, one of which caught my eye in particular with even more flowers to feast my eyes upon. I was also rather impressed with its rustic wooden front door and the colorfully decorated metallic chickens hiding in amongst the plants.
Onwards up the hill past another wooden gate and stone walls covered in moss and plants I walked on though cooler, dappled shade provided by the trees. Towards the end of the road I came across this amazing old rusty shed covered in ivy – what a perfect hideaway for some wild creatures perhaps? 😉
At the end of this road I then turned left to go down the hill back into Skipton and then on through the the high street towards home. My hubby texted me to check where I was as I had been gone quite awhile by this time but you can certainly see why, can’t you? 😉
I do urge you to hurry along to take a wildflower walk near Skipton Woods, if you haven’t seen this delightful sight, before all of the pretty wildflowers disappear!