We’re due to move in just over a fortnight, and I’m trying to take a break from the packing to get around some of my favourite walks for one last time. Partly to say goodbye to the landscapes, partly because I’m thinking of joining a walking group in Northumberland, and I don’t want to be left behind by a lot of super-fit people on my first outing.
Yesterday was very cold, without sunshine, but I set off undaunted and well wrapped up on a walk which is fairly short, but has quite a bit of ascent. I didn’t mind that for once, as it warmed me up, and revealed some stunning views.
As you can see, a mist was lingering in the river valley. I don’t think the temperature rose above freezing all day in places. I certainly found some pockets where the trees and plants were still thickly rimed with frost, and looking rather lovely, in an unworldly sort of way..
Although it has finally turned cold, we have yet to see any snow this winter, which is very unusual. We’re hoping that it doesn’t arrive just as we’re leaving, and a large removal lorry is attempting the steep hill up to the house.