|Horse chestnut leaves emerging|
|Sycamore leaves and flowers|
It was a nice walk, with a mixture of woods, fields, and open moor. Towards the end, we crossed a small area which is now permissive access land, and has been furnished with a new fence and new gates. And the fence and gate posts have all been topped with an assortment of re-used plastic containers - coleslaw tubs, washing-up liquid bottles cut in half, the bottoms cut of milk bottles, etc. They have all been nailed on to the posts, and I assume that it's intended to protect the wood (although the gates appear to have been treated with preservative as well).
Reusing and recycling plastic is a good thing in other contexts, and you see a variety of re-purposed plastic on allotments (bottles, pots and tubs of all shapes and sizes, odd bits of string). But in the countryside it just looks ugly.