Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Latchmore Brook

Not what you'd expect to see in June, although maybe the shape of things to come; Latchmore Brook rushes through the bank side stands of Amberwood, seeking new paths and channels after running into a series of old log jams. The rain has subsided leaving a sodden landscape, more a kin to spring than summer. Although, the fast moving forest brooks are removing the water at great speed. Crossing Dockens Water at Holly Hatch, both outward and returning, the water level had dropped by 20-25cm in just over an hour.

Among the trunks of Amberwood, beside the brook, huge quantities of 'Pignut' are found growing; digging through the softened soil, it takes little effort or time to collect the 'nuts'.

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