Shining Tor from the Bow Stones.
Walking in the snow for the first time in 2012.
Deer in Lyme Park.
The canal near Nelson Pit.
Walk stats: Distance: 6.3 miles. Climb: 881'.
Time: 3 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
This turned out to be a superb day for walking, blue skies, plenty of sunshine and a pleasantly cooling breeze that meant that my glasses didn't steam up so often!
With temperatures near to zero, the highest points on the walk were still frozen and there was still a few inches of snow on the ground.
Distant views, especially towards Shining Tor were superb, they seemed to have had quite a bit more snow in that area.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blackbird, House sparrow, Chaffinch, Blue tit, Greenfinch, Mallard, Canada goose, Moorhen, Nuthatch, Green woodpecker, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Black-headed gull, European robin, Black-billed magpie and Woodpigeon.
Overall a very pleasant walk on a day made for walking.