Worm's Eye View: Hills and Holes Barnack

Today the duo ventured to the Hills and Holes in Barnack.  A National Nature Reserve where all year round the landscape is managed to allow the wildflowers to grow uninterrupted.  Have you been there?

 Hills and Holes Barnack

Hills and Holes Barnack

The Pasque flower could be described as a National treasure.  It really is a delight to see their heavy bobbing heads in the wind. This was our mission and it seemed that it was also the destination for many other admirers of this wildflower gem.

 Pasque Flower Hill

Pasque Flower Hill

Growing so close to the ground they present a tricky challenge to draw.  After negotiating around the flowers and the ups and downs of the landscape, it's necessary to get down low and personal with the wild things. A worm's eye view really does give the best perspective!

 Sketch position

Sketch position

As a result of the prolonged cold patch there's so much happening this Spring, the Hills and Holes were awash with wildflowers alongside the pasque flowers were: bluebells, cowslips and early pink orchids each dotting the landscape with their hue.

We met so many folk today walking amongst the dunes some having travelled from Nottingham, Leicester and Grantham to catch the pasque flowers in their prime. Is The Hills and Holes a favourite spring day destination for you?