Bestwall and Swineham, Wareham

One days time a bitter easterly wind would not have kept me indoors but these days it is a sure fire way to running eyes, breathlessness and bad temper! So, after two weeks of cold winds and grey skies today was an opportunity not to be missed and this afternoon we headed for one of our favourite local walks that we do when we do not have time to go much further afield, from Wareham past the gravel pits and out to Swineham point.

Not a lot to see today, and the path quite muddy in places, but a joy to be out again and it is just so peaceful at Swineham Point as you are so far away from the nearest road there is no sound of traffic and in winter you are spared the chugging of boat engines too!

I have done this walk many times but I never ceased to be amazed by the lichens, they cover every available branch and twig in places.

Find out more about Bestwell and Swineham here:
Common Cross Spider: the garden spider | Nature Notes

Pelvetia canaliculata: the channelled wrack

Labyrinth Spider (Agelena labyrinthica)