Wednesday, 29 July 2009
My best walk this week!
Yesterday we dodged the rain and went out for a country walk. Teggs Nose Country Park is based on a disused quarry, and has gorgeous walks up the top (bit too far for me!) and round the bottom with very steep paths in between!. I used to walk there a lot with our previous dog, and pick blackberries there. Bilberries grow there too, but they are far too few and far between to be worth picking!
We stuck to the bottom path, which at the start is a grey stone-walled lane, very typical round here. The walls are covered with moss, and in some places overgrown with ivy, which isn't in flower yet, but when it is is covered with bees and butterflies.
There is still the traditional stone stile here, though now we can just walk straight through where there was once a cattle grid.
Although we weren't wanted in the fields alongside the lane,
There were distant views of the Peak District Hills
And lots of flowers
At the start (and end) of our walk, there is a run-off for the reservoir, which used to serve the town some time ago, and I suppose still does in a small way! The reservoirs are full, so the run-off had some splashy waterfalls!
I was so pleased I could at least manage a shortish walk, and have a much-needed change of scene!