Friday 9 March 2012: Lamesley Pastures.
Our youngest daughter lives about two miles from us, in a small village. called Kibblesworth. She walks to our house every morning to leave her dog, Toby, so my husband can look after him, whilst she is at work. She has told us about the short cuts she takes, and the beauty she sees on these walks. Late this afternoon we went to see for ourselves.
Part of it is the Lamesley Project, an area that is the site of a medieval village, now a conservation area. The aim is to make it a better place for wildlife and wildflowers. They are using traditional farming methods,keeping animals in small numbers, and not adding chemical fertilisers and pesticides. There are rare breeds of cattle and some Exmoor ponies, which are fostered by Gateshead Council, from the Moorland Mouise Trust.
We spotted this statue along the path, but although I have looked up lots of information about this area, I have found nothing about it.
It is a great spot, and I'm sure we will visit it again soon.