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!

15 comments:

Awareness said...

Gilly....I love these photos and feel like I went on the walk with you.

Gilly said...

Thank you, Dana! Its a beautiful walk if you are strong enoughto do the wholde circuit!!

Cloudhands said...

Gilly,
Thanks for taking me along on your walk. I love to wander in new places and I do go slow, no brisk walks for me. I have to stop and look, explore and take detours. I enjoyed seeing the area where you live. It was delightful. I especially liked the spillway. That is the sort of place I would linger and listen to and watch the play of water.

Gilly said...

Cloudhands - its only in a wet winter (or summer!) that the run-off from the reservoir functions, so it was lovely to see it!

Diane said...

Glad you could get out and about. The pictures are lovely. I love the colour of the stone walls. xxx

kenju said...

Gilly, I love the photos of the stone walls and the thistle and Queen Anne's lace are lovely.

sojourner said...

Thank you for taking us along on your walk. I ejoyed walking beside you :0)

Sue said...

Really pleased you managed to get up there and see some old favourite places :-) It is such a nice spot.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

i had friends who used to exercise their chidren out there.........never been myself
(yet)

thanks for the reminder
lovely photos......

cheshire wife said...

I am glad that the rain stopped for long enough to let you have your walk.It has been very wet over here too and our garden desperately needs some attention.

VioletSky said...

It's always a pleasure to be taken along on these walks... to see things from a different eye...

I've always been fascinated by stone walls.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How lovely Gilly - I really enjoyed going along there with you. A x

Gilly said...

Cheshire Wife - it poured just as we got home!

Violet Sky - this is stone wall country here! All the fields are divided by dry stone walls - a pleasant light grey stone here. Not all as mossy as this one though!

Marja said...

oh dear Gilly that was a great walk
I love the old stones so much It's nice out there at your place
Will hop over for a coffee one day

Maria said...

thank you for sharing this beautiful walk through your skillfull use of photograpy. I felt like I was right there and I loved every minute of the walk.