Today’s the day I take a small select group of people on a short walk , I wondered if you would care to come along. I am hoping for lots of snowdrops and a nice mug of coffee when we are back. I took the photos when I did the walk back in January, I have to H&S these walks. We are going from Thornton Dale to Ellerburn and back.
See, it’s not a long walk.
Past the old mill which used to be all about animal feeds when I lived in the village, but is now flats.
And along the beckside. I love beech hedges during the winter.
That’s the old mill race, at one time there would have been a wheel to power the mill.
I wonder who decorated the tree for Christmas and if they came back and took them down? Hoping the woods will be full of snowdrops. Should I take my camera and risk annoying the walkers?
I love the way the beck has been reinforced with timber.
The beck is still on our left but the dale of Ellerburn is opening out.
My family tells me I take weird pictures. I can’t think what they are referring too.
Nothing weird about chickens
There’s the church with the bats in the belfry , and our route back takes us along a lane, which you may recall is just one mile long. I counted no less than ten benches. Ten. If Wild Daffodil ever has a photo challenge for benches I shall be well prepared. I did take a picture of all ten, not weird, here are the two most moving ones
Christmas greetings for the loved ones on the plaque ,and here too
this one had a letter for Mum, saying how much she was loved still and missed.
If there is a gravestone for people to visit there is a place to go to think of their loved one, but when ashes are scattered well where do people go for a quiet moment.?
You can’t beat a nice photo of a gate can you , and it’s certainly not weird taking photos of gates.
Back past the thatched cottage and if it looks at all familiar it might just be that you have seen it on a jigsaw puzzle.
And back to main road and the Hall care home. It was a hotel back in my day. Mr E and his family stayed there the night before our wedding.
OK coffee anyone?
Hope you enjoyed the stroll. Have you had any snowdrop walks this year?