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Shakespeare's Way - Leg 10 - 11 miles

  Yarnton to near Ditchley Park

  Walked by West Essex Ramblers on Sunday, 13th May 2012

Frogwelldown Lane

Left Yarnton (SW) then

entered Frogwelldown Lane

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Frogwelldown Lane

Further down Frogwelldown Lane

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Panorama

Gap in lane - Left view to the south west

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Frogwelldown Lane

Continued down the lane

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Nearing Begbroke Wood

Turned right, now approached Spring Hill and the west of Begbroke Wood

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Passed Hall Farm

Past Begbroke Wood, turned left, now 200 yds past Hall Farm

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bladon Heath

Bluebells in Bladon Heath Woods (north Side)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bladon Heath

Spring leafy canopy in Bladon Heath Woods

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bladon Heath

Path muddy - Tried to walk along drier edge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

St Martin's, Bladon

Church of St Martin, Bladon: the Churchill's resting place

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Passed Blenheim Palace Exit

Crossed A4095, walked north, past a Blenheim Palace exit (visible)and joined a grassy path

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Outside Blenheim Palace Wall

A sheep bent its knees to eat outside Blenheim Palace Park wall. Inside led to the Cowyards

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A44

About to join the A44, Oxford Road, to Woodstock

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Edge of  Woodstock

Edge of Woodstock

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Blenheim Palace Gates

Blenheim Palace Gates

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Lunchtime

Lunchtime at entrance to Palace

Black Prince pub, not shown, nearby

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Swan Makes Nest

Swan remakes nest by Queen Pool (north end)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

River Glyme

River Glyme (which flows into the Queen Pool)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Dake by River Glyme

Drake snoozing by river Glyme

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Pheasant

Pheasant near northern bank of Queen Pool

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace across Queen Pool

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Left Turn

45 degree turn in front of palace ground's house

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Palace Ground's House

Palace ground's house

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Off to Column of Victory

Turned towards Column of Victory

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Style in Park

Still crossing stile - Queen Pool in background

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace to our left, over the Grand Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Column of Victory

Column of Victory to our right

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Column's Statue

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

Apparently as a roman senator.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Sheep Feeding

Sheep Feeding

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Sheep Resting

Sheep Resting

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Black Sheep

The Black Sheep of the Family

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Copper Beech Copse

Second Copper Beech copse after Park Farm

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Just Walking

Just Walking

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Stonesfield Steps

Blenheim Palace estate exit at Stonesfield Steps

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Cow Slips

2 min's later on Oxfordshire Way - Cowslips

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Rape Field

Akeman Street, nearing Stonesfield Straight Rape field over wall

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Wooton Wood

On path by Wooton Wood, drinks break

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Kings Wood, up Ahead

Kings Wood, up ahead

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Kings Wood

Kings Wood

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

In Woods

Turned right along Stonesfield Riding, over B4337, along Kingswood Lane and into these narrow woods where we turned left

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

On track

Woods that lead towards Ditchley House ...

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Beside Rape Field

.. but we turned right

Woods on left (Big park) - Rape field on right

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Planted Field

Pleasing Planting

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Nearly Finished

Log woodpile and then glimpse of last lane on walk

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Woodpiles

Woodpiles

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Last Lane

Last Lane

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Coach

Our coach in Kiddington Drive

Photographer: Harry Hawkins