The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness!
Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. We can often miss the little pockets of wildlife that are all around us, and we pass by every day. So I am enjoying this challenge as a way to stay more present to my surroundings and to notice what wildlife already forms part of my daily life.
30 Days Wild Day 17 – Box Hill Hike
Today was a glorious, hot June day. The countryside is green and lush, and I had the pleasure of undertaking the Box Hill Hike with a group of friends who are training to do the 24 Peak Challenge in October. They will be raising money on the 24 Peak Challenge for the charity Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.
I had hoped that there would be butterflies to see and there were, although I was not able to take any photographs of them! The Box Hill Hike takes you through beautiful dappled woodland, past summer meadows and up to the summit of Box Hill. It is a strenuous walk. However, you are well rewarded for the effort.
On the hike, we also saw magpies, pigeons and a buzzard riding the thermals just above us. There were also purple foxgloves in abundance as we climbed the hills.
You can find out more about the Box Hill walks here.
Tomorrow I am heading to Hampshire to see my parents and check out the garden!