Penny on the wall

An evening walk at St Briavels in the forest of Dean revealed an amazing castle where in 1199 using iron from the forestry they manufactured cross bow bolts! This is now a youth Hostel but also open in the day to explore. I’m adding this to the places to explore list.

Following the footpath down the steep hill with amazing views of hills and forest below I noticed these lovely wall pennyworts also known as navel wort ‭(Umulicus rupestris) ‬growing as a group on the wall. They seem to appear from nowhere flowering perched on nothing !

Further along the footpath down the side of another wall it was decorated with a sea of red valerian (Centranthus ruber)in all its shades.

Along the walk we were watched over by these two chaps.


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