Frozen floods and forestry

Friday, February 19, 2021

 

Endeavouring to try somewhere different to walk, we returned to a forestry patch we have visited twice before. It's not great for paths, nothing signed but at least it's accessible and wide. I'd forgotten the boggy patch underfoot from weeks ago which had turned into a massive stretch of flood, frozen water and bog surrounded by your regular forestry debris of fallen branches, brambles and all those ferns I've forgotten the name of. Oh, bracken that's it. When it transpired that our tiptoeing round the edge of multiple large floods was just the start and it went on as far as the eye could see we had to admit defeat and take the high path out of the mess. Not quite such a long walk but at least we saw a new route. 






The high path out!
Seed head still standing.
The area had been extremely quiet, we saw nobody else at all for the best part of an hour. A buzzard was disturbed by our appearance and flew off. 


Still a lot of snow on branches, resting on every notch as well as the bracken.




A reasonable slope, probably the best sledging path for miles. I don't think anyone would have wanted to drag a sledge this far though. Just as well. 


All the snow made for pretty scenery.

Take care,
Sophie

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3 comments

  1. I did similar! My trip forced me to go and buy snow boots as they were warm, and waterproof, yet still comfortable for walking!

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  2. Ah, it looks so beautiful, even if a little hard to walk on! So nice to have a walk without anyone else for miles. We just returned home from a similarly isolated walk!

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  3. The snow can transform even the mundane (not that these scenes are mundane, but you know what I mean?). It looks like a lovely walk.
    xx

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