One of the delights of Spring.
The Cage in Lyme Park, visited on the extension to the walk planned as we had lunch.
Bluebells at their best in this party of Ryles Wood, Lyme Park.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.7 miles. Climb:1788'.
Time: 5 hours 7 minutes. On the move walking average; 2.6 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger and Celia.
Yet another great day for walking, wall to wall blues skies, plenty of sunshine and a lovely cooling wind, especially at the start. This was a superbly contrasting walk from canal towpath, woodland, open moorland to managed parkland. surprisingly we didn't see many people on most sections of the walk, except when we were near to the House.
As ever at this time of the year the flowers are beginning to bloom, especially the Bluebells, butterflies like the Orange tip are dancing everywhere, Willow warblers, Chiffchaff and Skylarks delight us with their song. What a joy it is to be out walking on days like this.
Bird seen or heard today included: Mistle thrush, Great tit, Blue tit, Blackbird, Meadow pipit, Canada goose, Mallard, Grey heron, Lapwing, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Pheasant, Common buzzard, Pied wagtail, Goldfinch, Willow warbler, Chiffchaff and Skylark.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Frozen Mop at Mobberley. Timothy Taylor and Peronni were quaffed at a price! As most of us are just poor pensioners, we probably won't return!