8 October 2017
We picked up Rosie from Crewe railway station and then hurtled over to walk one of our favourite hikes in the Peak District.
As always, we start at the chimney stack overlooking the valley with the River Dane running through it. The sheep was curious and patient, but not too bothered by our presence.
Follow the river along the valley, taking care not to get stuck in the mud along the way, and eventually you arrive at one of our favourite picnic spots in the Peak District.
Continue reading “Three Shires Head, Peak District”
1 June 2017
We spent a couple of great days with M&K hiking in the Yorkshire Dales. The first day we stayed quite local to the Landmark house we were staying in, and took in a circular walk from Yockenthwaite to Buckden, coming back along the River Wharfe.
The ViewRanger track of this (almost) 8 mile walk is at this link.
The walk started with a climb uphill, a prerequisite to earn your sandwich, tea and cake.
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12 August, 2016
This was our first adventure into the Yorkshire Dales. On this hike we would see sculpture, lunch by a waterfall, follow rivers, walk past barns in fields and, of course, be studied by sheep.
The GPS track of our (almost) 6.5 mile walk can be found on my ViewRanger account. We were meeting up with Mike and Karen just south of Outhgill to start our walk along a section of Lady Anne’s Way, following the Penine Bridleway.
We start on a gentle incline. The weather was wet – not because it was raining, no – I insisted, it’s just that the clouds happened to be laying quite low on this day.
At the top we reach the Water Cut sculpture, by Mary Bourne, one of the 10 Eden Benchmarks located along the length of the River Eden. Mike and I try to take pictures while keeping our camera equipment dry.
The Water Cut, by Mary Bourne
Continue reading “Mallerstang – Hell Gill, Yorkshire Dales”
Some readers of this blog may well recognise this months desktop calendar. If you need a clue – it’s in Europe, and a river runs through it (well, technically, to the south of it!).
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Cannon number 11, holds sentry across the River Tejo, in Lisbon , Portugal, from the battlements of the Castelo do San Jorge.
Old tires act as a protective barrier for boats on the canals of Amsterdam.
I know that I am late this month, but I’ve been away and busy for a while. So, better late than never, and I did not want to interrupt the sequence. This month’s calendar image was taken from a canal boat in Amsterdam.
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Saw this on the River Cam in Cambridge. I am left wondering what happened to the baby…..
A door set in a wall,
An entrance for a forgotten prison,
Although time has faded it, it still stands strong.
It protects those within,
The waters lap, longing to go inside,
But the door permits no entrance,
Except for the humble wanderers,
Like a symbol of hope in a hopeless world.
Words: Mira Sophia