On the last Sunday in September, we set off on a walk up Horsehold Road.
Rather than following the lane up to the top, we veered off about half way up. A wooden gate led us onto a cute path which in turn led up to a ridge.
We took our time to absorb the numerous interesting features including twisty trees, fallen branches and rocks covered in lichen. T
he undulating path became tricky in places despite the dry conditions.
We crossed a stream by way of a rickety old wooden bridge into Callis Woods.
Having gingerly navigated the crossing, we stopped for a break and marvelled at how short a distance we had travel yet how many new things we had seen.
A hidden gem indeed!
We marvelled at the fact that someone actually carried it up on Good Friday; no mean feat. I posited that the road should be re-named Misericordia.
The woods and waterfalls looked even prettier than in autumn due to the spring greenery. At one point, we were totally surrounded by waterfalls – magical! We stopped by the side of the stream and watched a duck eating moss in a very methodical fashion. We then carried on along the valley side, becoming confused when the path fizzled out necessitating a slight detour.
Arriving at a ruined building, we found the source of the confusion – a new stream had emerged thus rendering the path impassable.
Supping pints, we enjoyed the Easter Sunday antics including a very cute dog on the trip boat roof, until the temperature dropped towards evening.
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