Wednesday, December 24, 2008

24 December: ABC - W for Wednesday Walk 7

W was going to be Wool, and my spinning Wheel, but we had a really glorious walk in Hamsterley Forest today, so it's another Walk.

There were very few vehicles in the car park when we arrived, about 10.30; by the time we left there were more, but it was still a minority choice for a visit today.

The sun shone over the moorland, and there were still some Christmas trees left.

Not all the trees are Forestry Commission planted conifers. This one was there long before the Forestry Commission -

And so was this one, which was pollarded many, many years ago -

There was a lot of water in the ditches and on the tracks, though the river didn't seem particularly full. In a few places, temporary streams were making their own way down to the valley bottom -

When we got home, the postman had brought the Christmas present that DH had been hoping for!


spacedlaw said...

Sounds like a great walk.
Wishing you many more and all the best for the holiday season.

antigoni said...

Great photos, excellent post! Merry Christmas.

Ackworth born said...

It was a lovely morning here too with sunshine - I had a short walk and then took two buses, a train and a bus with a bit of walking between each and still got home by lunchtime!

Vicki said...

Love the photos, I'd love to walk there!

kml said...

What a beautiful spot for a hike - and such a variety of trees - most beautiful!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

ChrissyM said...

Sounds like a nice calm relaxing walk. Lovely photos! Happy Holidays to you and your family!