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Our week’s holiday was coming to an end and we wanted to take a walk in the beautiful countryside around the town of Triberg. The hotel thoughtfully provided maps and suggestions for walks so we chose one and adapted it for our use. Neither Richard nor I are as fit or as young as we used to be and Elinor cannot walk very far because of her scoliosis so we decided on a half-circuit of the town in the woods. We went in the direction of the railway station and took a steep path up between houses towards the forest.
We were soon high enough to be able to look down on the town which was very busy with Sunday visitors and many motorbikes. I think Richard told us this part of the walk was called the Bilberry Wood and there were certainly many bilberries growing at the side of the path.
We soon climbed a little further into the forest and left the town behind and no longer heard the traffic.
The forest became denser but there was never any difficulty following the path which was beautifully maintained. I began to see many different plants; some I recognised and some I didn’t. If anyone can help me with the names of these plants I will be very grateful.
I love the chunkiness of Polypody so I cropped one of the photos above to look at it in more detail.
I managed to photograph a butterfly….
…and a moth.
The views as we walked were marvellous.
The path eventually returned us to the town near to the waterfall.
My music selection today is ‘A Walk in the Black Forest’ which was so popular on the radio when I was a little girl.
I am hoping that Elinor will provide the last of my Black Forest posts.
Thanks for visiting!