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Winter Walked In

Winter Walked In

Autumn slipped in almost un-noticed this year.

Clear blue sky and brilliant sunshine lasted well into September.

 

October clouds closed in but there was still warmth with trees hanging on to coloured leaves.  Then November.

 

Winter crashed in.

Wild winds banging doors, dropping leaves and trees.

winterclothes

 

From wearing shorts we were suddenly rummaging around for thermals and winter hats.

river

Walking has once more become a tumultuous affair.

Dovedale

Dovedale

Moments of calm, harmonious colours in lower valleys

fall

shallow becks turn into fast flowing torrents

rock

Rocks glazed and polished

View from cave

From the Priest Hole

the first dusting of snow

snowfield

and the first night of frost

Frozen plan

First winter walk, along Dovedale from Cauldbeck.

Dovedalemap

A ‘there and back’ walk up to the ‘priest hole’ cave, with its fabulous views and waterfalls

water

You’ll find it on this map

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