The long roads ahead towards Boothsdale.
Looking towards Kelsbarrow Castle.
Looking South towards Boothsdale.
On the path leading to Boothsdale.
The Sandstone Trail in Primrose Hill.
The gallops, but not a horse in sight - obviously too windy.
Walk stats: Distance: 5.4 miles. Climb: 900'.
Time: 2 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn. Roger and Phil.
Small numbers today, but holidays and recovery from ops are the main reason, rather than the weather forecast. The weather was exactly as forecast, cloudy and overcast with a cool Northerly wind, with Sunny spells later on.
This walk doesn't off many phot opportunities, although we did get good views over Boothsdale, looking in a South west direction.
Considering the rain over night and early this morning, conditions underfoot were good, and it wasn't until we were on the forest paths on Primrose Hill that the had to pick our way around the muddy sections.
Some of the group may have wanted to stop at the Summertrees for an icecream, but alas it was closed, possibly being redecorated.
Not many birds seen or heard today, but it was a bonus to see a Yellowhammer and hear one or two Greenfinches. Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Carrion crow, Common blackbird, Great tit, Winter wren, House sparrow, Wood nuthatch, Greenfinch and Yellowhammer.
No after walk drinks today - I needed to be home for 13-00 (made it with 15 minutes to spare!).