Finally, some sunshine. It seems to have been grey and wet so often over the past fews weeks. Winter has been slow to release its grip this year, but finally it looks as though we’ve seen the back of it.
To celebrate, we headed off for a walk around the village of Alwinton, a little further up Coquetdale from us. It doesn’t take long to get out into the hills, and as you can see, it’s far from crowded. I can never understand why Northumberland isn’t busier, with scenery like this on offer. Never mind, all the more for us to enjoy!
If you look carefully at the larger picture you can see a characteristic sheep fold, as well as a stubborn patch of snow still laying in a fold of the hillside.
We saw many, many lambs, as well as buzzards, a kestrel, and oystercatchers. We heard, but did not manage to spot, curlews, and we were accompanied the whole way by the songs of skylarks.
Altogether, a wonderful way to spend a spring day.