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Wednesday Walk

I did this walk last week with a friend. It’s a walk that must be done in May for the most wonderful display…

Head off down the lane past the little church called St Gregory’s Minster in Kirkdale, between Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside.

Cross a couple of fields and into some woods alongside a beck.

Beautiful bluebells await you in a wooded valley called Robin Hood’s Howl. But what we came for was

This absolutely incredible display of wild garlic. I reckon there is 1/2 to 1 mile of this wood. We were lucky enough to spot a deer run through the trees just in front of us. I had been hoping for unicorns, but a deer was nearly as good.

And a quick question, can anyone identify this flower. My friend thought it was know as Granny’s Bonnet.

Have you been a walk through woods full of wild garlic?

Comments on: "Wednesday Walk" (21)

  1. Hello. What a beautiful walk. May really is the best time of year for the countryside looking lovely.
    Lots of wild garlic here – showing off now, but we have it growing right outside our gate πŸ™‚

  2. deemallon said:

    Beautiful shots. Glad to see your wild garlic is not what we call wild garlic here in Massachusetts because ours is a nuisance plant. A nasty invasive.

  3. Well you don’t often see bluebells upstaged but I think the wild garlic just managed it.

  4. Hi this time of year is so perfect for gorgeous wild flowers, especially in the woodland. I think I have the same flower as your unidentified one in my last post, I believe it to be a water Aven. I think columbines may be taller with larger flowers. X

  5. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    Beautiful walk. As wild daff says Granny’s bonnets are also called aquilegia, but I think your photo was water aven, which is from the geum family.

  6. Mrs Jane Halvey said:

    I think it is a
    FRITILLARIA ACMOPETALA which is an alpine fritillary, the photo is a little out of focus but it looks like some that bought is year

  7. Hi Cathy! I have never walked through a field of garlic, but I would love to. Thanks for sharing your walk with us. I know it was beautiful. πŸ™‚ Love and Hugs, Tamara

  8. Wild garlic and blue bells and such verdant green and a beck… 😊 Oh, my, am feeling wishing myself into your gorgeous photo landscapes!

  9. What a beautiful walk, great photos!

  10. I’ve never seen wild garlic, that is quite a display. Do the flowers smell like garlic? Your woods are verdant, so splendid.

  11. I have indeed walked through a wood full of wild garlic, which we knew locally as ramsons. It’s aromatic, but also very beautiful with all those star-like flowers.

  12. Oh, yes! I can see why one needs to take this walk in May! It’s fabulous!

  13. Magical enough for unicorns I would say!
    Looks like ‘Granny’s Bonnets’ also known as Aquilegia – they grow and self seed freely in my garden – happy to send you some seed when the time comes.

    • Also known as columbines:
      There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you; and here’s some
      for me: we may call it herb of grace a’ Sundays. You may wear your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died.
      β€” William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  14. That’s a beautiful walk! I have never seen that much wild garlic in one place!

  15. Lovely photos, we’ve got wild garlic on the back lane behind us, this year there seems to be a lot more than usual!

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