The weather and the conditions which prevailed as a result of it have meant that the few walks I have taken since Christmas have been mainly confined to tarmacadam surfaces.
Today, however, I risked venturing down the bridleway which runs alongside our house and the first thing which caught my eye was the extent to which the path had eroded since my last visit. There were places (and I can't imagine why I didn't think to take a photo) where old house bricks - which had been used as foundations when the path was renovated recently - were completely exposed because a significant amount of the top-surface had been washed away.
Another thing which hadn't been evident before winter set in was how many rabbit burrows were situated quite close to the path but hidden by foliage during the summer and autumn.
Here's one of them........