Wooden benches have been the theme for Jude’s monthly challenge, this is my second entry, just in time. This one is situated along the mill leat path, part of the riverside country park in Exeter’s Green Circle. The Circle forms a green corridor to provide a haven for wildlife, and cycle and peaceful footpaths for everyone to enjoy. If you sit on this bench the leat runs through the wooded area behind you and in front there is a view of the stream that runs off to re-join the river Exe. Sometimes that’s a tiny trickle through mud!
It’s a nice walk with lots of ways out to make it as long or short as you feel like, this bench is often a turning point before heading back to the quay for a coffee, beer or ice cream.
There is still time if you have a wooden bench to share with Jude, or from April 1st the challenge is to photograph a bench with a view.
19 thoughts on “My Last March Bench”
Oh, Gilly, this looks so much like my sort of place. I need to visit Exeter! I love the sunshine and shadows you have captured here, your little dog in the foreground, the bench framed by the trees and the gate/bridge leading us on. Beautifully composed. Now when are you going to show me the quay? And the beer. And the ice-cream?
The Quay is already here on my blog somewhere, more than once I think, and there are plenty of spots for a beer there – and ice cream!
I shall have to come and have a wander 🙂
When you do give me a couple weeks notice so I can book a day off work won’t you? 🙂
I like your last march entry (and the upcoming view challenge sounds really nice too – I was wondering what the next theme was and was just on my way to jude’s sit – so thanks for noting it here :))
anyhow, what a nice resting place to pause and turn around – 🙂
Looks peaceful and shady. I imagine birds chattering and tweeting. This looks like a great place for a good sit and think. 😛
A very lovely spot to sit a while, Gilly. Loved reading your description of the location and it’s surrounds. 😍
Thank you for leat, another new word for this colonial! And for a peaceful sitting place in the travel turmoil that surrounds me.
Enjoyed the virtual pause here, embowered by greenery. Had to google the meaning of ‘leat’ – I like terminology connected to water and countryside 😊
Thanks, here’s another for you – panny! 🙂
Your photo is a lovely invitation to enter and rest while enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Lovely
I love that bench too, but I wouldn’t want to sit here too long with all that beer, ice cream or coffee beckoning. 🙂
Lovely place to meditate and rest, away from the overstimulation of modern life.
Beautiful captured Gilly ..Awesome post my friend.
I nearly did, Gilly, but time ran out on me. 🙂 Got a few for April though. Shall I storm her with them all at once? This looks a lovely spot. Near to ‘my’ walk? 🙂
A few miles up river from route 2 and a mile down river from Exeter quay!
Even now you still have a little time 🙂
I don’t! I’m still catching up with the comments from the walk. If I post again I’ll be sunk 😦
A lovely place to sit and be thoughtful. Peaceful and quiet ..!!! 😃