The recent sun has meant that Tiro and I have been able to spontaneously go out into the world to look at the seasons change and not get our fingers frozen off. With the recent unseasonably hot weather, the cold of winter seems more than just a few short weeks ago.
But onwards! to the pictures: our first ramble was a three hour trundle up to Robin Hoods Stride, encompassing the nearby, but less visited Nine Stones Close:
The four stones of Nine Stones Close are just across a nearby field and are visible from the Stride. In actuality there are five stones in the formation, with the fifth being integrated into a nearby stone wall between Nine Stones Close and the Stride.
On our way back across the fields we spot some small iridescent beatles gathered on dock leaves. Virtual pagan points to anyone who can identify them for us 🙂
Our second was the day after, the three hours previous tramping around not being enough, we spent another three hours walking over Beeley Moor, into the top of the Chatsworth Estate to go round the Emperor Lake and back again.
Along we go, looking at the wonderful scenery and new growth emerging:
We walk on, then there’s a rustle in the nearby leaves and another:
Circuit completed and back across the moor again we were pretty much tired out, and I found afterwards I’d actually caught the sun 🙂 In March, no less 🙂 *singe*