Walks 2013

Also in 2013: Events, Garden, Visits, Walks, Paul, Stephen's Visits, Michael, Holidays: Skiing in Europe, Spring Odyssey, Russian Cruise

Ilam and the Manifold Valley
New Year's Day, 2013

Ilam Church

Ilam Hall

Castern Hall

Beeston Tor
with Grindon beyond

The Manifold from the rim


The submerged stepping stones

Returning having failed to find an alternative way

Shugborough & Cannock Chase
February 2013

"Hockney Trees" on the Satnall Hill


Cattle in Shugborough Park

The Bull

The Triumphal Arch

more cattle

The House

swans on a flooded field

Crossing the Sherbrook River

a sight of a stag

Silverdale, Keele and the University
February 2013

Keele Church

The Clockhouse, Keele University

Clockhouse Drive

Keele Hall

The new sculpture in Union Square

Sculpture and the chapel

Flash, Knotbury and Three Shire Heads
March 2013

The Weslyan Chapel, Flash

a cold start above Flash

near Knotbury

Danebower Quarry

crossing the Dane

The Dane

Three Shire Heads

Fall on the Dane

Alpaca below Flash

April 2013

The 12.00 noon; waiting to depart


Rudyard Lake Railway
April 2013

tree rings

girls rowing club


Merlin and train travelling south to Rudyard

King Arthur with train approaching Hunthouse Wood station

King Arthur running round its train at Hunthouse Wood

Whixall Moss
April 2013

Along the former railway track

The Moss


An abandoned peat factory

The Moss

Roundthorn Bridge

Can you see the owl on the post?

Long eared owl

Although it looks like a statue, it did move!

Cannock Chase
May 2013

The Katyn Memorial


The Sherbrook River

The stepping stones

Still going strong

The Chase

Cheddleton, June 2013

Churnet Valley Railway Waiting to depart from Cheddleton

The restored cross

domestic fallow deer


Dad - on Father's day

crossing the Coombes Valley brook

an orchid

stuck in a bog

just withdrawn

modelling the mishap

The dove cote
Whitehough Hall

Whitehough Hall

St Leonnard's, Ipstones

a converted chapel

Consall Forge
the canal and railway from the Black Lion

Churnet Valley Railway
Departure from Consall Forge

Ilam, Dovedale and Hall dale
June 2013

Ilam Church

Ilam Cross

Thorpe Cloud

Dovedale: the footbridge

braving the stepping stones

Ilam Rock

Hall Dale

Heidi and Oliver
German wayfarers

Castern Hall

Buxton Walks
July 2013

The Golf Course from Watford Farm

Buxton from the path

Solomon's Temple (Grin Low)

Axe Edge


Axe Edge

Solomon's Temple Walk

inside the temple

Buxton Dome and Park

Walk to Corbar Hill and Cross

Buxton and Solomon's Temple

towards Chrome Hill

Hare bells

Orchid on a walk round Tittesworth Reservoir

Monsal Trail
July 2013

Just after the start at Miller's Dale

Meadow Sweet


Rough Chervill

Lady's Bedstraw

Purple Loosestrife


Bladder Campion


Towards Litton Tunnel

Litton Mill

Litton Tunnel

Cressbrook Dale

Cressbrook Hall

Monsal Dale from Monsal Head Viaduct

Great Longstone Station

Bakewell Station

Bakewell from the Trail

The Stiperstones
August 2013

The Devil's Chair

Corndon hill

attempted self photo ...

... success!

The way ahead

Return to the ridge
Devil's Chair on the left

The Brown Clee Hill
August 2013

The summit from the fort

Caer Caradoc (right) and Hope Bowdler

Titterstone Clee Hill


Looking back to the south summit

The summit

Some of many horses

The Malverns

Approaching Pat's 78th birthday

Not a telephone box but ...

... a library!
The Little Red Book Stop, Abdon

Caer Caradoc
September 2013

Swallows gathering for their African Journey

The Lawley from the Cardington Lane

Caer Caradoc summit

Coffee time

Up to the ridge

The Lawley

Hope Bowdler Hill

living with ...

... medicated angina!

Macclesfield Forest
September 2013

Shining Tor
from Nessit Hill

Tegg's Nose
from Nessit Hill

on Nessit Hill


The Cat & Fiddle
from the Standing Stone


Bees and Insects enjoying the nectar from ?

Up Charity Lane from Forest Chapel

Tegg's Nose
from Hacked Way Lane

Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
September 2013

Tegg's Nose and Ridegate Reservoir
the following week

Damp and Misty

Cobwebs and ...

... very wet grass

Black sheep on Piggford Moor

Our Goal, with the mist beginning to clear

On the summit of Shutlingsloe

Where we had been
from the rdige beyond the Hanging Gate

Brown Clee Hill
September 2013

Another misty start
Clee Burf

The summit: Abdon Burf

Abdon Burf
from the Five Springs

Clee Burf
from the Five Springs

Nearly at the second summit, Clee Burf

Teatime near Cockshutford

Hanchurch Woods
October 2013

The Water Tower

Speckled Wood

Fly Agaric (amanita muscaria)

Fly Agaric
just emerging

Along the Isar
Munich, October 2013

Weißenberger Platz

Outside the Gasteig

St Maximillian Church

The Power Station

near the Zoo

The Thalkirchener Brücke

The Isar
beyond the Marienklausenbrücke

Feuerwehr excercises

Graffitti under the Mittelerer Ring

Walker Barn & Tegg's Nose
November 2013

Tegg's Nose from Ridgegate Resevoir

from Warrilow Head farm

Walker Barn Methodist Church

Macclesfield Forest and Shutlingsloe
from Tegg's Nose

from Tegg's Nose

Bottoms resevoir
from Tegg's Nose

descending the Nose

Ferry Meadows
November 2013

with Paul and Rosalind


A carved owl

Cannock Chase
December 2013

A cold start

Christmas Walk
Macclesfield Forest
22nd December

climbing up to the forest edge

Decorated tree in the forest

Charity Lane


Shining Tor

Forest Chapel

Christmas Day

Boxing Day
Shining Tor

Fog with snow and ice underfoot


Our single glimpse of the sun

The bothy chapel on Foxlow edge

The Wrekin
29th December

Start at the southern end in the sunlit woods

The Wrekin Aerial
with dirty weather on the way

The summit in the late afternoon

The Breiddon Hills and the flooded Severn

Ironbridge Power station in the sunset

The Brown Clee (Abdon Burf)

A lovely walk!

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