2.3 : Monsal Trail
Up Station Road, you are greeted by a rowan tree and the striking
brightness of the dogwoods and their coloured twigs at the entrance. Along the
trail there are graceful poplars, a white birch with amazing 'eye' patterns on
its trunk, all accompanied by the joy of bird song.
The sound of pheasants echoes across the hillside as you descend
down through a small wood, at the bottom a tall stand of poplars faces you.