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Levels walkI’m sure that on most people’s travels, there is a place they often pass by, but never stop. A place that is remarkable, but nowhere in particular. As soon as you round the corner, you know where you are, but you don’t stop.

We all have places like that. We do.

Last weekend, we stopped. We got out. We explored. It turns out it is a rather special place.

Levels walk 2We intended to follow the river, but instead turned right along a lane. One we had not noticed before. It may have been the man we spotted, striding down there, that drew our attention.

By the time we were on the lane, the tall man had gone and, in front of us, lolloping along, without a care in the world, was a long-legged hare. So we followed. He gently zig-zagged down the lane ahead of us for some time. We had time to study him. HareThen, he turned left into a field. Zig-zagging around the field, still seemingly unaware of us. (If only I’d taken my telephoto lens.) Sometimes, just on the other side of the ditch to us. The children were thrilled.magical encounterWe carried on along the lane, spotting more hares in the other fields. Talking about all the legends we knew about hares.

There was an air as if we had disturbed a hare get-together. We needed to move on.

Levels walk 3We headed on towards another spot in the landscape that we often noticed, but never known how to  reach. The hill in the distance.

young cowsWalking through a field of young cattle.

Levels walk 4Until we reached the hill.birds foot trefoilOnce the hill was conquered, we headed back.

Levels walk 5Levels walk 7I can’t help thinking, once more, how beautiful the Somerset Levels are, especially at this time of year.Levels walk 6It was worth stopping. You never know what you will spot. Nature cannot be guaranteed to turn up on schedule. We’ll be back, but I’d bet my bottom dollar, we’ll never see the hares there again. Not that it will stop us from trying.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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