Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Spring Flowers at their best

Monday 4th  May 2015
      The spring flowers at Feizor Woods near Clapham in Yorkshire were at their best today, so enjoy springtime in this unspoilt wood along with our friends as we enjoy the regeneration of spring( my favourite season.)

                                                Feizor Woods

                                      Early Purple Orchid

                                 Early Purple Orchid (pink form)

                                       Carpets of Primroses

                           Primroses & Wood Anemones

                               Enjoying the Warm Sunshine

                                       Wood Anemones

                             Wood Anemones (rarer Pink Form)


                                 Looking towards Pen-y-ghent


Saturday, 2 May 2015

The 1st of May and it feels like Winter

Saturday 2nd May 2015
              After a couple of weeks of warm spring weather this week we've reverted back to winter with temperatures more like March.Yesterdays walk from Ribblehead up Whernside the highest of the "Three Peaks"at 2419 ft.  This walk was a cracker but the temperatures dropped rapidly over the 2000ft contour and it felt more like Jan./Feb. The snow that had fallen over the last few days still lingered on to create a wintry feel to our walk.

 The start of our walk, the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle/Carlisle railway

                                    Whernside above the viaduct

     The path follows the railway line to the start of the Blea Moor tunnel

                                  Good views of Ingleborough

               Up onto the ridge with a newish path to combat erosion

                      Easy walking along the ridge to the summit

                        Whernside's summit triangulation point

Sitting quietly, we were surprised how close this pair of Dulin foraged just beyong the patch of snow

 Back along the ridge with good views of the Lake District mountains

          The beautiful unspoilt Dentdale with the Howgill fells

        Down off the ridge back to Ribblehead to complete the walk