Here’s the background to the image at the top of this blog. As this blog uses a free WordPress theme, I’m sure many others also use it, so personalisation was a must.
Lightwater’s development only began in the late 1890′s, with growth phases in the 1920′s, 1970′s and 1980′s, and so lacks an ancient or historic heritage. However, it’s surrounded on three sides with open and accessible heathland, some of which is in the Lightwater Country Park. I take regular walks into the Country Park and other local heathland, often with my camera, hoping to catch a pleasing image. And so in August 2006, with heather in the Lightwater Country Park being particularly colourful, I chose this picture for my blog.
For Lightwaterans, and other locals, wanting to know the precise spot I took the picture, the easiest route is to turn left on the path at by the car park at the far right of the Rangers office. Follow the path for half a mile, possibly more, until reaching the point where another major path crosses, like at a T junction. Turn right, and follow the path round to the left, and then down the hill. The picture was taken from the path near the bottom of the hill. This is a much less travelled and quiet part of the Country Park, ideal for contemplation and immersion into nature.