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photoblog image Beacon Hill, Leicestershire 5/5

Beacon Hill, Leicestershire 5/5

Beacon Hill is one of the highest points in Leicestershire and is just a few miles from Loughborough. It has excellent views out to Nottingham, Derby and the Peak district Hills.  A lunchtime picnic and walk in June allowed me to take this series of images.

 

A collage of some long-horned cattle to finish with.  As you may have read on Monday's link animals are kept up here to control the grass and undergrowth.  Nearby is a farm that breeds and sells these cattle and currently they are in an enclosed area at the top of the hill.

 

They are very docile and are no bother at all.  I might add that their meat is very tasty and the burgers from the farm, made with these cattle, are delicious, all meat and no fat.

 

I call the image top right "Guardian of the Rock".

 

Here is another image for "Boat Friday"

 


Beacon Hill, Leicestershire 5/5

Beacon Hill is one of the highest points in Leicestershire and is just a few miles from Loughborough. It has excellent views out to Nottingham, Derby and the Peak district Hills.  A lunchtime picnic and walk in June allowed me to take this series of images.

 

A collage of some long-horned cattle to finish with.  As you may have read on Monday's link animals are kept up here to control the grass and undergrowth.  Nearby is a farm that breeds and sells these cattle and currently they are in an enclosed area at the top of the hill.

 

They are very docile and are no bother at all.  I might add that their meat is very tasty and the burgers from the farm, made with these cattle, are delicious, all meat and no fat.

 

I call the image top right "Guardian of the Rock".

 

Here is another image for "Boat Friday"

 


comments (19)

Lovely collage and very impressive animals
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion, they are beautiful animals and quite docile.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Oct 2010, 00:55
I can see why and how they got there name
Brian Walbey: The only thing is I don't know if they are native to the U.K.or not.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Oct 2010, 01:54
Fine montage featuring wonderful subject matter, Brian...a delight to look at this.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I'm sure you would also enjoy a steak from one of these critters smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Oct 2010, 06:43
Splendid Brian: I love seeing these native breeds
Brian Walbey: They are really lovely animals Chris and very docile, it's a shame they have to be put down for food.
Brian,this is a lot of Bull.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Richard smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Oct 2010, 07:30
Link isn't working but the cattle are very impressive
Brian Walbey: Sorry about the link Tony it is o.k.on mine. They are lovely, and tasty cattle.
Nice collage Brian. Have a good weekend
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, and enjoy your weekend. We have a busy one but if time allows we may pop into Leicester on Sunday afternoon for Ingrids MA portfolio exhibition preview.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Oct 2010, 08:08
They sure seem to know their worth, Brian. grin I love it.
Brian Walbey: They are worth a lot Ginnie, they are very docile but their meat is very appetising.
Fine collage indeed Brian.
A fine image to end your beautiful series!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2010, 12:41
Now I wonder why they are called Longhorns? wink A lovely presentation, Brian. Their meat sounds good, too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Their meat is delicious but very expensive. The farm butchers and prepares the animlas for sale at Farmers markets and so on. You can read more about them here >> http://www.blackbrooklonghorns.co.uk/
Looks like Beacon Hill has a bit of everything.
Brian Walbey: Yes it has Sheila, right down to Adders as well so I certainly steer clear of walking in the long grass!
I like this breed Brian. Haven't seen much of them before
Brian Walbey: They are bred on a local farm you can read about here Janet >> http://www.blackbrooklonghorns.co.uk/
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 8 Oct 2010, 16:50
What super collection Brain, they look peaceful for now anyway.smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy. They are very docile. The general public wlak through this bit to get to the top of the hill including children and dogs and the cattle don't bat an eyelid.
Some interesting animals there Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are very attractive cows Chad and very tasty.
  • Shaun
  • United States
  • 8 Oct 2010, 18:02
A wonderful set here Brian. I lke the color very much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Shaun.
Four cracking shots there Brian, nice compositions and excellent editing, like it loads.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks George.
excellent montage Brian, really good shots and processing as well
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2010, 15:37
Wonderful collage Brian I do like your processing. They sure appear to be hapy enough.
Love the way you have placed the photoes thay look like a post card,the cows are ver nice looking as well with those large horns,and the rocks are very nice.

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