This summer, we traveled in Southwest Britain during most of August. We stayed with my brother for the first few days and he took us on several hikes through the woods near Bristol.
His house is close to farmland. We walked around fields of corn. One local farm keeps horses as shown in the top picture of a mare and her foal.
I love the pretty wildflowers blooming in the woods and along the hedgerows. These Harebells or Scottish Bluebells are among my favorite wildflowers.
In the next stage, we drove to Devon for our niece’s wedding. The ceremony and reception were in different sites near Ilfracombe. I took a few pictures near the reception in the small coastal village of Lee. The local church of St Matthew, and village houses are typical of rural England.
The village ends at Lee Bay, a cove with a stony beach overlooking the Severn Estuary.
If you take a vacation in England, make sure you visit the rural regions and admire the picturesque villages with thatched cottages and flower gardens. You can also hike on many footpaths throughout the countryside.