OS Wallpaper: October 2020

Owl at Woodbridge, Suffolk by Tom Wake

It's harder to get outside as days get shorter and colder, but GetOutside Champion Tom Wake still managed to catch this Barn Own while out for a run.

This photograph was taken at Woodbridge, near Ipswitch in Suffolk by.

"Time this walk well and you will be rewarded with a stunning sunset over the River Deben and Martlesham Creek. This 6.2 mile / 10km walk starts outside of Woodbridge station, where is plenty of parking, and circles around Martlesham Creek and the Deben Estuary. The terrain is easy but the views are stunning with big skies and colourful reflections. Keep an eye out and you might be lucky enough to see barn owls hunting, searching for their prey alongside the Creek. For the best sunset, ensure you're on the East side of Martlesham Creek with views back to Martlesham boat yard and Woodbridge, including the famous Tide Mill." -> OS Maps Route Link

You can find more from Tom on Getoutside, follow him on Twitter, see more photos on Instagram, follow him on Facebook or read the Tom.Run blog.

Even in heavily built up areas, you can often find green spaces and wildlife just a short distance away. Why not see what you can find some near you - and send us your best photos.

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See here​ on OS Maps

You can find out more about the local area from the GetOutside Local page for Woodbridge to find route ideas, more images, places to stay and more. If you are an amateur photographer and have a great landscape, cityscape or wildlife photo you would like to see featured, please see the submission guidelines.

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