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.
Saturday, 6 July 2019
We've had some lovely, fine weather over the last few days, so Malcolm and I have made the most of it and been out and about enjoying the sunshine and all the delights of the summer countryside. Starting with the lakes of Straw's Bridge.
Monday, 1 July 2019
We're going to start another new month, with a few more pictures from our recent walks around Shipley Park. As always, it's nice to see so many flowers in full bloom around the countryside, especially if they attract lots of bees. Some of the most bee friendly at the moment, belong to the Common Comfrey which is growing near Pewit Carr.