I haven’t managed to get out recently with the camera but here are some shots of my most recent outings to two areas in the Essex/Metropolitan Countryside.
Navestock is a civil parish in the Borough of Brentwood in south Essex, in the East of England region of the United Kingdom. It is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Brentwood and the M25 motorway cuts through the western edge. It covers an area of in excess of 4500 acres and had a population of 510 in 2001. The name means ‘the stump on the headland’, which reflects its topography and landscape.
Bedfords Park is public open space of 215 acres or approximately 87½ hectares near Havering-atte-Bower in the London Borough of Havering in England. It is one of three large parklands around Havering-atte-Bower; the others are Havering Country Park and Pyrgo Park. Bedfords Park is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and a local nature reserve. It was awarded a Green Flag Award in 2007 which was maintained at least until 2013. The visitor centre is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.