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photoblog image A November Morning in Leicestershire 3/5

A November Morning in Leicestershire 3/5

 

River Wreake, Thrussington

I don't drive much these days so a friend took me out on 24th.November last and this short series is just a few shots from that journey round mid and eastern Leicestershire.

 

The River Wreake is a tributary of the River Soar. The river between Stapleford Park and Melton Mowbray is known as the River Eye and becomes the Wreake below Melton Mowbray.

 

It flows southwest, passing through Melton Mowbray, Asfordby, Frisby on the Wreake, Brooksby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe on the Wreake, before meeting the Soar near Syston. In its upper reaches it is called the River Eye and it becomes the Wreake below Melton Mowbray, near Sysonby Lodge.

 

The name Wreake was given by the Danish invaders of Leicestershire, who probably navigated the River Trent, then the River Soar and finally into the Wreake as they entered the district. Their word Wreake indicated that the river followed a tortuous, twisting and turning course.

 

Just off to the left of the picture is my subject for tomorrows posting.

A November Morning in Leicestershire 3/5

 

River Wreake, Thrussington

I don't drive much these days so a friend took me out on 24th.November last and this short series is just a few shots from that journey round mid and eastern Leicestershire.

 

The River Wreake is a tributary of the River Soar. The river between Stapleford Park and Melton Mowbray is known as the River Eye and becomes the Wreake below Melton Mowbray.

 

It flows southwest, passing through Melton Mowbray, Asfordby, Frisby on the Wreake, Brooksby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe on the Wreake, before meeting the Soar near Syston. In its upper reaches it is called the River Eye and it becomes the Wreake below Melton Mowbray, near Sysonby Lodge.

 

The name Wreake was given by the Danish invaders of Leicestershire, who probably navigated the River Trent, then the River Soar and finally into the Wreake as they entered the district. Their word Wreake indicated that the river followed a tortuous, twisting and turning course.

 

Just off to the left of the picture is my subject for tomorrows posting.

comments (16)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2011, 01:08
Very well composed photo Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Mar 2011, 02:00
More like a drain than a river, isn't it, Brian.

Nice grassy invasion, though.
Brian Walbey: Coming, as I do, from the part of England where there are a lot of drains, I must admit I didn't see any as pretty as this Ray, but I agree, at this stage it is still a very small river.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:20
I'd love to follow her every bend and curve, Brian. She's beautiful.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely spot Ginnie. If you get a minute to look in on Thursday I think you might enjoy what is just off picture to the left, tomorrows post.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:39
NIce rural scene Brian, a breath of fresh air for this city slicker
Brian Walbey: We do have some nice countryside round where I live Tony, this indeed is only a few miles from Mr.Trim also.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:43
oh what a beauitful morning

Have a great day!
Brian Walbey: Yesd indeed, thanks Chantal.
A lovely landscape Brian
Brian Walbey: And a fine little village as well Bill with a nice looking pub.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2011, 12:18
One of the reasons I love the UK; the glorious variety of landscape we have. The lighting in late autumn is some of my favourite.
Brian Walbey: Yes the lighting was good that day. It really lifted the autumn colours.
A beautiful view and beautiful composition Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Laurette.
I like the way the river makes that sharp turn in the pasture. Were you trespassing on private property when you shot this, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I'm on the public footpath Beverly taking this over the edge of a bridge.
Delightful Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Love this sort of thing. Great landscape Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks John.
A nice place to pause and contemplate nature, Bill.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was a lovely queit little village Tom.
Lovely sharp image Brian. Lovely colours, composition and reflections.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Elsabe.
A fine pastoral scene, Brian. Well composed and lit.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Graeme.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 16 Mar 2011, 20:46
This is a beautiful well composed photo Brian...well done....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks for your comment Peter.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2011, 22:39
You make even a Winter scene look sparkling Brian!
Brian Walbey: That's nice of you to say so Mike, thanks.

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