Walks 2014

Also in 2014: Events, Garden, Visits, Walks, Paul, Stephen, Michael, Peter's 80th Birthday, Holidays:Winter Skiing, Boating, Northumberland, Bayreuth

Apedale, January 2014

towards the South

Energy generators

Nymphenburg Gardens, Munich
March 2014

The Badenburg

The Monopteros

Barnacle Geese

Grey-Lag Goose

The Palace

Along the Schlosskanal

A Goosander duck ...

... with its mate

Cannock Chase
March 2014
Pat's first walk after Shingles

Start at the Katyn Memorial

The Chase

at the trig point

Macclesfield Forest
April 2014

The heronry


The Nice Nosh

Newborough Warren
April 2014

Rest in the forest

The Lleyn Peninsular

Llandwyn Island ...

... inaccessible at high tide

changing weather



The South Downs Way
April 2014

The Meon

Corhampton Forest


on Wayfarer's Walk

on Beacon Hill

Bradgate Park
near Cropston
with Paul and Rosalind
May 2014

Bradgate Church

The War Memorial

Old John Tower

Paul and Rosalind ...

... and Pat
Ratcliffe power station with plume to the left of Paul

with Paul

War Memorial and Old John Tower

watching a model aeroplane enthusiast

The plane (blurred)

An aged Red Deer

Bradgate House

The Chapel

Sir Henry Grey and his wife
1st Earl of Stamford

A Fallow Stag

Rudyard Lake
May 2014

The Sailing Club


from the South

King Arthur
Rudyard Lake Railway

Pendragon, en route for Rudyard

King Arthur returning to Rudyard

Pendragon arriving at Hunter's Wood

Running round the train.

Earls Hill, Pontesbury
June 2014

On the summit

Heath Bedstraw

Misty day on the ridge

Earl's Hill

The Stiperstones and Snailbeach Mine
July 2014

up through the woods

The smelter chimney ...

...and from higher up

The Breiden Hills on a wonderfully clear day

The Devil's Chair

Visiting the lead mine

The walk in entrance

The personal tour

The rescue wagon to take us back through a very low tunnel

Out into the air

The restored shaft hoist

The restored railway engine shed

Final view

Caer Caradoc
July 2014

from the Cardington lane

from Willstone Hill

Hope Bowdler Hill

on Caer Caradoc

waifs & strays?

The Cave of Caractacus

Caractacus emerging?


Lathkill Dale
September 2014

"selfies" on a gloomy day

Descending beyond Meadow Grange

In Low Wood

Toiling up from Cales Dale

Bolbitius vitellinus

Brightening a little at the end of the day

Bradford & Lathkill Dales
September 2014

Bradford Dale above Youlgreave

Middleton Church
St Michael & All Angels

the site of Middleton Castle

Lomberdale Hall

Lathkill Lodge

Lathkill Dale

Geese on the Bradford (unidentified)

below Youlgreave

Alstonefield & the Dove
Two walks in September

The Church from the south

Wetton Hill

Grange farm, Stanhope

Hall Dale

The Dove

Ilam Rock

Pickering Tor

Dove Holes

on the Stepping Stones Bridge

Alstonefield Church

Exhibition and sale

Carved box pews

Hall Farm

The following week
harvesting the air flow!

approching Narrowdale Hill

Narrowdale Hill

in Wolfscote Dale

over the Dove

Dovedale looking north from above Milldale

Alstonefield Church from the south-east

Munich, October 2014
Three walks

The pulsating fountain; Gasteig

Englischer Garten
Finish of the Frauenlauf

The Monopterus

The Englischer Garten and the Munich skyline

The skyline with the Frauenkirche and the Theatinerkirche

Egyptian Geese

The Theatinerkirche being renovated

Along the Isar

Opera: Simon Boccanegra

Opera: Schweigsamer Frau

Narrow, Mill and Wolfscote Dales
October 2014
First outing with the Samsung Phone Camera

Narrow Dale: a misty start

emerging from the mist

Cow with calf

towards Alstonefield

more mist

Narrowdale Hill

Alstonefield Church

selfie with front camera

Milldale Methodist Church

in Wolfscotedale

Ilam, Castern Hall, Hall and Dove Dales
October 2014
Second outing with the Samsung Phone Camera

Ilam Hall

Thorpe Cloud from the Italian Garden

Ilam Church

Castern Hall

Beeston Tor (with the zoom)


Hall Dale

A new trick with the new Phone Camera

The Dove

A new trick at Ilam Rock with the new Phone Camera

The Dove below the stepping stones

Thorpe Cloud and Dove Dale

October 2914

The Pier

Doughnut thief
Herring Gull

Great Orme Head

The Little Orme

The Sea Front

The Pier

The Tram ascending the Great Orme

The Coast to the West

Cannock Chase
November 2014

At the 199m Trig. Point

The Stepping Stones

At the 194m Trig. Point

At the "Findling" - the Glacial Boulder

The Katyn Memorial

Cannock Chase again!
30th November 2014


The Stepping Stones

The Findling (Glacial Boulder)

Rudyard Lake
December 2014

Cold start from Rushton Spencer

Frozen shadows at Great Hough


Sutton Common Telecom. Mast

Birch Trees Farm

Rudyard Lake

Rudyard Lady on maintenance duty

Frances with a track maintenance train

Apedale, 22nd December

Siverdale and Keele Hall
24th December

Keele Church

Keele Hall in winter sunshine

Lunch on the terrace

The view, North East, from Keele Bank


The New Moon
with the camera

25th December 2014

Stormy weather to the South ...

... and the East

Wintry showers

The Monument


Opening presents

somewhat ...

... overwhelmed

Pekhull, Stoke, Etruria and Newcastle
26th December

Penkhull Church

Plaque to Sir Oliver Lodge

The Library in Stoke

In the White Star Pub

"Another Gift", Liz Lemon, The Kingsway, Stoke

St Peter's Minster, Stoke

Along the Trent and Mersey Canal to Etruria

Preserved Bottle Kilns

Sculpture, Etruria

Butterton, Seabridge and Clayton
28th December 2014

The Motorway, from the A53

Lunch in the bus shelter

Frozen fields from Butterton Lane

Climb from the motorway foot bridge

Butterton from Rowley Wood

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Image: Canon Powershot 210 IS (from October:Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone Camera); web reduction with Photothumb