Bluebells on the Beacon

Yesterday, May Day, we climbed Beacon Hill. It’s not much of a peak but this part of Staffordshire is so flat it gives views across to Cannock Chase, the Wrekin in Shropshire and the distant M6 stretching away north.

I’ve written about Beacon Hill and it’s fascinating history before on this blog – https://richlakin.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/beacon-hill/ – a Civil War battle was fought nearby.

I also set a short story here, inspired by the surroundings. https://richlakin.wordpress.com/2021/10/12/beacon-hill-a-short-story/

Avoiding sheep poo we made our way up to the hill summit. I didn’t want to go into the wood as it’s fenced here, so the pic isn’t great but gives an idea of the fantastic display of bluebells.

Bluebells in the wood
Down from the heath
Looking down to the Weston Rd from the heath

On top of the heath the fields are bursting with golden rapeseed. It was a short but beautiful walk on Staffordshire Day. I like coming up here, as I did a few years ago, to remind myself there’s much to be grateful for. And on our doorsteps.

Towards town from Beacon Hill

4 thoughts on “Bluebells on the Beacon

  1. Looks like you had the same dull weather we have been having. But I went out with Ollie of course, and good to see you made the most of it too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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