Earlier this week we decided to visit and walk by the waterside at Tittesworth Reservoir. It was a beautiful, Spring like day.
Tittesworth Reservoir is run by Severn Trent Water and is close to the beautiful Roaches and the village of Meerbrook. Apparently some of the village cottages and a mill disappeared when the reservoir was built.
We wandered across the road to the bird hides spotting cormorants on the way.
On the island we saw a few lapwings
After a while we went further along the road and found the second hide.
This gave a different angle on the island and the lapwings. Sorry not great photos of the birds because of a combination of the sun and my eyesight.
Reed Bunting and Sparrow
From the hides we walked down into the village of Meerbrook in search of snowdrops. I thought we might find them in the churchyard. We wandered past The Lazy Trout Inn
and by the old cottages towards the church.
The parish church is dedicated to St Matthew and was built in the 1870s. There are records of an earlier church in the village which is in the parish of Leekfrith and also of a nearby abbey called Dieulacres in the south of the parish. More information here - link.
There were snowdrops lining the path towards the entrance of the church which unfortunately was locked so we couldn't peep inside.
There were many interesting grave stones and lots of local family names
A view of the Roaches from the churchyard. What a wonderful view that cottage must have. How lovely to wake up to that every morning.
There were many Spring flowers in the hedgerows, near the walls and amongst the grave stones.
Snowdrops - so beautiful.
Are these colchicums rather than crocus? Perhaps someone can help identify them.
Winter Aconite a lovely burst of colour and contrast with the delicate snowdrops.