Things I miss about UK – A walk in the country

UK has nice weather for walking, it’s not humid, it’s not hot, it can be sunny and bright, but crisp and pleasant, you don’t get overly hot when walking, but you can get a little chilly when resting.

Always take a jumper or jacket!

While I was back in the UK I took the opportunity to go for a stroll in the countryside, it was very pleasant and rather refreshing, being stuck in the city so long, and in a tropical country, nice to experience some cold crisp air and fleshy greenery.

We headed to Bringstry Common for a forest sculpture walk.

It was a Nationl Trust Woodland Walk..

There were 4 different routes of varying lengths, even one that was wheelchair friendly.

So off we went into the woods.

The first sculpture we saw was a beautiful horse, drinking by the stream, many of the other scultpures had been absorbed into the woods and were hard to spot..

It almost looks real!

Plenty of woods and grass..



And beautiful countryside..

Of course the whole lot was finished up with some nice cakes and afternoon tea!




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27 Responses to Things I miss about UK – A walk in the country

  1. simon September 20, 2005 at 10:34 pm #

    must be really nice and windy to walk there. 15 minutes in the KL heat and i’m already sweating.

  2. Inevitable September 20, 2005 at 11:23 pm #

    “Wow they got horses roaming around”, that was my first impression … only realised it was fake one

  3. spiller September 20, 2005 at 11:25 pm #

    “UK has nice weather for walking.. ”

    Hmm.. I can’t agree entirely. True, UK does have a nice weather for that, BUT most of the time UK weather sucks!

    I hate those greyish & gloomy sky of UK, let alone when it rains! No offence dude.

    Nice stroll, though ; )

  4. ShaolinTiger September 20, 2005 at 11:27 pm #

    Why do you think I left? Hahhaa

    Yeah hate the grey skies, incessant drizzle, it can’t rain properly, it’s not properly cold, nor properly hot..

    Gloomy and depressing, spring and autumn are refreshing though. But the 4 months of grey are very oppressive.

  5. Wu Ching of The Whills September 21, 2005 at 12:19 am #

    i miss the heat & humidity of malaysia!

  6. Asyraf Lee September 21, 2005 at 1:48 am #


  7. Jonathan Chong September 21, 2005 at 2:14 am #

    Unfortunately summer only lasts for about 2 days a year, and most of the time the weather in England is dull, damp and gloomy.

    *looks outside his window* Like now. πŸ˜‰

  8. saikua September 21, 2005 at 3:15 am #

    English cows…. look like sheep don’t they?

    u sure that’s a cow?

  9. ShaolinTiger September 21, 2005 at 4:01 am #

    Yeah a very big cow in fact.

  10. Y1 September 21, 2005 at 4:11 am #

    yes, english countryside and scones for tea… how quaint, something i miised too

  11. xushi September 21, 2005 at 4:19 am #

    lol, the weather… I’ve been stuck in Canterbury for 3 years, London for 3 years, and now going to Chelmsford (essex) for another 1. I can assure you that the weather in this country is not to be missed πŸ™‚

    I mean i like rain, i like gray skies (i lived in a 60C deasert for 18 years).. But what i dont like here is the instability.. It rains for 1 hour, then its cold wind for 1 hour, then its sunny for 15 min, then it rains again, etc…..

    One thing i DO miss, however, is the english toast… mmm! and the smoked salmon, and them Selfridge salt beef sandwitches.. mmmmmm!

    Oh, wait, i’m still here!! /me goes down to have some salmon on toast :p :p :p


  12. Wan Zafran September 21, 2005 at 4:23 am #

    Wow, that’s really lush and serene. Lovely ^_^

  13. aeyna September 21, 2005 at 5:45 am #

    OMG, scones n more scones, with definitely english tea….!!!!! yummy!!!!
    english weather….. well, stayed in UK for 2 years, luv everythin there except for the weather!!! hahaha…!!!!!

  14. Jessie September 21, 2005 at 6:39 am #

    Lovely pics..
    Like the cows!

  15. foodcrazee September 21, 2005 at 9:22 am #

    Lolz. weather in Genting is nice for walking too. Glad i have the chance to work and live here.

    HCMC is hot but not humid. Nice for stroll in the evening.

    Thank god for the ice weather up here.

  16. Beerbabe September 21, 2005 at 11:13 am #

    the thing i hate most about UK is its stinky weather. everything else, me likes, esp the blokes!

  17. shahjees September 21, 2005 at 11:14 am #

    Dude,now we know why the terribly homesick colonial brits ran amok in the wild virgin jungles of Malaysia/India to setup a hill station up there…overlooking their gardens and evening tea…. The closest you can get to that is by visiting the Hill Stations up in Cameron Highlands, which comes highly recommended from me… cheers

  18. Kuzco September 21, 2005 at 11:19 am #

    i’m going to Alton Towers this Friday! w00t!

  19. Laid Bare September 21, 2005 at 11:23 am #

    Mm.. love scones.

  20. Samm September 21, 2005 at 11:40 am #

    Nice piccies. And i thought the horse was real. It’s carved out of wood?? Really??

  21. eyerings September 21, 2005 at 1:25 pm #

    geeee white coloured cows!!

    erm, can i have the bigger versions of the last 3 pics to set as wallpaper on my pc? thx

  22. KY September 21, 2005 at 7:34 pm #

    the cow looks so happy to see u, what did you do WITH them prior?

  23. saikua September 21, 2005 at 10:38 pm #

    geezz ky.. i thought u’r only the koi expert….. now.. u know how a happy cow look like too?


  24. raymondevil September 22, 2005 at 12:04 am #

    nice place for retirement…. no doubt about it.. peaceful and fresh… i can even smell what the cow is sniffing now.. LOL!!!!

  25. ShaolinTiger September 22, 2005 at 12:36 am #

    Man love that place…bring on Nemisis and Corckscrew!

  26. ShaolinTiger September 22, 2005 at 12:38 am #

    Yup 100% a sculpture, pretty impressive eh?

  27. ShaolinTiger September 22, 2005 at 12:40 am #

    Sure send me a mail or something, I’ll mail them to you.