Wednesday, November 12, 2008

12 November: Wednesday Walk 4

An appointment with the dental hygienist took me into Durham. I used the Park and Ride, but walked back to the car. On the way, I explored some of the vennels, paths, and covered ways in the city. One vennel and one path I had never been along before.

The river was swirling around the piers of Elvet Bridge.

These steps invited exploration; further up I had to clamber over drifts of pizza and lager rubbish.

At Palace Green, the cathedral was dramatic.

A bike had been left in just the right place to enliven this view.

This vennel may be covered and have doors, but the wind still whips through it.

Finally this recently discovered path offered an alternative route up the hill.


knit nurse said...

Is vennel a local word? I've never heard it before! I think we would call them jitties or snickets in Derbyshire. Lovely pictures though, they convey a really autumnal mood!

stitchwort said...

I would have called them alleys before I came to Durham - as the cafe up one of the vennels is called Vennels, I suppose it must be a North-East name.

Granny J said...

What wonderful words all, and none of them ever used in the States. That was, BTW, a beautiful walk.