Forest Walk

There are some walks that I never tire of walking. And this is one of them. A short uphill walk from Zermatt leads to a balcony walk – a traverse – a couple of hundred feet above the village. It’s maybe only a mile or so in length and at it’s far end it drops back down through Winkelmatten at the top end of the village. A nice way to spend a quiet afternoon.

It’s all that a forest walk should be: a peaceful stroll, away from the crowds, and taken at a leisurely pace. I came across a quote yesterday from the American country singer, Carrie Underwood: ‘Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.’ I know exactly what she means. There were plenty of stops along this walk, and plenty of ‘roses’.


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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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11 Responses to Forest Walk

  1. Sue says:

    Looks wonderful, Andy!


  2. seekraz says:

    That’s a beautifully inviting trail…..


  3. paula graham says:

    Oh I wanna be there too…you make it look irresistible.


  4. shoreacres says:

    There are roses everywhere, but they always are better on a path like this. It’s terrifically inviting.


    • LensScaper says:

      You don’t have to be high or somewhere dramatic to spot the roses. I think it’s part of getting older and finding shorter walks that my wife enjoys that I’m finding that the roses are increasingly present

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  5. Vicki says:

    Looks enchanting – my kind of place.

    ….and I need no beckoning to take time to smell the roses – they are everywhere I look. Life’s all about choice and the wise always keep a little part of each day to inhale a rose’s perfume.


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