I've been longing for ages to get up in the hills to see the heather. We finally made it on a lovely day last week.
First we called in at a reservoir I hadn't been to for at least 10 or 12 years. I was amazed at how much it had changed, and couldn't recognise where I used to walk! Trees had grown, and paths altered, and it looked a very strange place. I was also very surprised at how low the water is. Considering how much rain we have had this summer, I thought the reservoirs might be full!
Our destination was the Goyt Valley, and Errwood Reservoir. Again, the water was very low. If it gets any lower, the remaining bits of the village which was flooded to make the reservoir will be showing!
One of the little streams that feed the reservoir. Makes a lovely sound, rushing over the stones!
But there was definitely heather there. It looks so lovely against the grey stone.
And just to prove it really is heather - its here!
There are lovely places to stop and you can walk for miles from here, right across the moors. Not for me now, alas!
We drove through beautiful countryside. You can maybe get a peep from the window and see why I love it up here.
Unfortunately, the road we were on is a very dangerous road, with lots of bends and steep downhill bits. So we couldn't stop, and I had to peer past Mr.G to take it!
It was a lovely day out - I really must get us out more!
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