The blog has been a bit sparse lately, so here are a few 'odds and ends' from our recent walks. We begin with a couple of watery pictures, the first one is of the Nutbrook Canal, which has been rather full after all the rain.
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Sunday, 11 August 2019
We've just been treated to the rare sight of the Lancaster Bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Saturday, 3 August 2019
The wet weather this summer, has resulted in some very lush, hedgerows and verges. Last year, we were desperate for rain and the countryside was parched and brown. No such problem this year.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
With temperatures soaring again this week, high summer has truly arrived and with it, all the associated bugs and beasts which conspire to make your morning walk, something of a trial. Malcolm and I got back from our walk this morning, sporting a few bites from various Cleg-flies, which will no doubt form itchy lumps! But for all that, the countryside is looking pretty good at the moment, especially as the Rosebay Willowherb is now in full bloom.
Monday, 15 July 2019
Our walk this morning, took us along the old mineral railway lines of the West Hallam mine, what we now refer to as the 'Donkey Walk.'
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Yesterday, Malcolm and I decided we'd take a short trip and have a look at Dovedale. It has been some years since we ventured out that way and to avoid too many people, we parked the car at Milldale, rather than the main 'tourists' car park and set out along the river.