Monday, 5 January 2009

An Unexpected Surprsie

Although we woke to a smattering of snow on the ground today I wasn't expecting the treat I got later in the day.

One of my favourite walk is on Stanton Moor and on days like today, when the outdoors is beckoning me but it is already well past midday, that is where I usually head for. It takes me longer to drive there and back than it does to do the walk but I love it anyway. I had no intentions of publishing the walk on my website and nearly didn't take my camera but old habits die hard and so it came with me. By the time I left the house the light covering of the white stuff that we had experienced had long since disappeared but as I got closer to the moor and higher up the trees and fields got whiter and whiter, until I was worried about what state the road to the moor would be in. If it hadn't been gritted there was no way I'd be driving along it.

Although the road was clear, as it's a bus route, the moor was covered in clean crisp snow that was a good few inches thick. Now I don't, as a rule, like walking in snow but this was a real pleasure.


My route took me passed the Cork Stone (above) to the Nine Ladies Stone Circle (below)



and then out to the Reform Tower and back around the edge of the moor, where I was able to watch the sun start to disappear below the horizon.



I have already updated my website with all the photos from this walk and the walk around Chatsworth that Husband and I did on Saturday.

8 comments:

Redwitch said...

Oh I'm so jealous, I love snow and we haven't had any this year! Just heavy frosts and bone chilling coldness, no fair :)

brokenfairy said...

Oh wow they are beautiful pics,Not seen any flakes here!!

-missy- said...

Gorgeous pictures. Thank you for sharing. I,too, always take my camera when I go for my walks.

mainely stitching said...

Oooooh!! Gorgeous!

Sally said...

Beautiful photos. No snow where I am so it's a bit disappointing but we did get some early December so I guess I can't complain! LOL!

Karan said...

Oh that looks fabulous. Must get out there & visit the 9 Ladies some time. :0)

Hazel said...

Oh it looks fab but I just wish this snow would melt now!! xx

Stitchingranny said...

I hate the cold so certainly would not want to walk on it but must admit that our beautiful countryside is not often as empty as that when we walk in the sunshine. I visited your other blog too Angela and you certainly take some fantastic pictures.