For the last few months I have been planning Pete walks on level ground in view of his advancing years and rheumatoid arthritis, but we do live in a generally hilly area and I am running out of options. I thought if we got the steep bit out of the way on this walk at the start it could be ok. I was pleasantly surprised to see Pete tackle that with no difficulty, albeit we do walk fairly steadily. All that is a tribute to the medical treatment Pete receives. But anyway, these walks are as much a social occasion and enjoyable company rather than walking for the sake of it.
|The walk was in attractive countryside, but as so often views are spoiled by ramshackle grossly untidy farms, more apparent to the eye than this photo suggests.|
|This was a full zoom from the road into a field. CLICK TO ENLARGE. Pete's knowledge of plants is formidable - he told me what this is but I've forgotten|
|One for Alan R - looks a bit different (to me)|
|Long zoom - wood anemone|
|River Kent bridge north of Staveley - start/finish of walk|