Last Sunday we took a walk in some fantastic woods a short drive from Great Dunmow. Rowney Woods can be found opposite Carver Barracks in Wimbish on the way to Saffron Walden. Maintained by the Forestry Commission they are a haven for butterflies – we saw a number of Ringlets some Yellow Tips and a Red Admiral. There are many deer there as well – we didn’t see any though. On the edge of the wood we came across this:
A huge wash of Purple flowering plants that we think is Viper’s Bugloss, but could be wrong. You’ll note the clouds – they were about to unleash the most enormous downpour on us cutting the walk short. Just on the edge of these were some crab apple trees already bearing plenty of fruit
Annoyingly this downpour never made it to Dunmow which remained sunny and dry all afternoon.