After yet more rain last night, we set out this morning without much hope of staying dry for the whole walk. Despite the sunshine when we stepped out of the door, the clouds soon gathered and a light drizzle fell, although not sufficient to spoil things. Everywhere is saturated and large puddles cover the paths, making walking tricky in places. It does provide some interesting reflections however. Here, the tall Poplar trees of Shipley Woodside are reflected in a large puddle near the old pumping shed which is still in use (appropriately enough) pumping water out of the old mine workings below.
Bryum capillare) is very common in the UK and is distinctive due to its drooping fruiting bodies which are held above the leaves on slender, red-tinted stems, about two inches tall.