The next wood that we wanted to visit was Blakes Wood, Danbury near Chelmsford in Essex so that was where we were headed this morning but, on the way, we were going to call in to Woodham Walter Church. I have already mentioned this little tudor church in the Blog, with pictures, on 21st August 2006 but this time I went to get a picture of a Tudor doorway inside.
Notice the date of 1563 on the red plaque above the door. Doors of that age aren’t 10 a penny.
It wasn’t long after leaving the church that we arrived at Blakes Wood. One point of interest was an area damaged by the Great Storm of 1987 which has been left just as it was to see how the wood recovers naturally. You should be able to see the damage it did in this small area.
We saw some more Wood Anemonies in a part of the wood that also has a nice little stream.
After walking round the wood back to the car we headed for Ulting Church on the bank of the River Chelmer.
This church is mainly 13th century but what a setting!
This was our final stop and after walking back to the car along the banks of the River Chelmer we arrived back home for a slightly late lunch.