Hampton Conservation Area: March 2021

I enjoy peering over my area map and looking for places that I have never visited.

A conservation area on Bowmanville Creek sounded perfect!

I would never have made it up and down this hill without my ice grippers.

Hampton was settled in 1840 by Henry Elliot who built a mill here. The Elliot’s were from Kilkhampton in Cornwall England and named the place Hampton.

This is a very sleepy hamlet and not on any major road. I saw no cars in 30 minutes.

General Store
Hampton United Church
Hampton United Church
Hampton United Church

Some botany:

Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
White Spruce cones
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Virgin’s-bower (Clematis virginiana)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)


Saw this on Reddit!


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood 

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Hampton Conservation Area: March 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Looks like a place well worth visiting! I love the old architecture of these small places. Nice wooded area, too, still plenty of snow and ice here, and yes, one can’t be too careful (not that you had a choice, if you wanted to get around here). I took off my own grippers, a bit over two weeks ago, because the sidewalks were clear (so it was understandable, actually necessary) and still managed to slip and fall on ice crossing the road. Result? A broken finger and injured, swollen tendon that will take at least a year to recover (the latter). Arguably the worst part was having to seek and get in hospital medical attention during COVID. Ice is extremely dangerous! It’s good you have such good grippers. Really nice buds, too, as usual, and thanks for including Willy’s (?) Falcon (?) Thanks, Miles!


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