Sunday, August 20, 2006

20 August: Walking

Yesterday we had a nice walk in the countryside near the Derwent reservoir. The weather forecast was not too good, so we took our rain outfits with us. Every time I put my overtrousers on, the rain stopped, as if by magic. They are now called "the magic overtrousers".
We ate lunch leaning against a dry stone wall on heather moorland, then came down a track past a farm or two, and arrived at a junction by a stream. This sign post covered in lichen shows how clean the air is.

The heather covered hillside was a wonderful colour. The others debated which route we should take.

And when we got to Blanchland, there was just space in the tea-room for us, so we had a very civilised tea and cake stop, before following the river back to where we had parked the car.
A most enjoyable walk of about 8 miles, and only a couple of showers. Must take those magic overtrousers next time we go into the hills.


KAZ said...

I must have some - Do they sell them at Top Shop?

stitchwort said...

The (non-designer) label says "Sprayway". Regret to report that there's nothing big enough to fit me in Top Shop, nor indeed most high street stores - makes shopping very simple!

The Murphmeister said...

I think they should have been wearing the knitted hats!