Monday, April 01, 2013

Footpath Patrols in The Lorton Valley

On Saturday we travelled to The Lorton Valley to complete two footpath patrols.  We have had these for a few weeks but with the road closures & then last weeks snow we haven’t been able to get over to them.
The roads were clear but we soon came across this rather snowy track.  Crag has to roll in any snow he finds!IMG_0336
It has drifted into a strange wave shape hereIMG_0338
Do we report this as an obstruction to this gate?IMG_0339
This tree is your classically shaped tree, but when you look closer it has been severely uprooted some time ago but managed to continue growing uprightIMG_0341
Many fields have newborns in them
We then started to get very closely followed by some sheep which considering we had Crag with us was strange as the sheep normally run away from him.  We figured these fields aren’t walked much & the only humans these sheep see is the farmer with food.
We then walk past Stanger Spa, it is one of the few saline spa’s in the UK, bit cold today for us.IMG_0348
Despite the lack of rain there is a lot of water in this field, Grasmoor in the background.
A very enjoyable walk & a nice play in the snow

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