Nice walk today – but is spring on its way?

Jan 27th, 2017

Nice walk today – but is spring on its way?

It was bitterly cold but sunny today, and as I wasn’t testing, I took myself off for a walk on my own. I went up round the back of Drimsynie and up on to the circular walk, then at the top of the hill, crossed to the higher path. This winds through the hills with spectacular views and eventually comes out at Drimsynie Beck (hence we call this “The Matt Walk” after the guy who lives there). From there I walked down the road for a short way until a path to the left took me back to the Tom a’Culesh and home again.

These were some of the views… This is a great medium length (8m) walk and all on good paths – a fair bit of uphill though.

Although it was so cold today – I am still seeing some signs that spring may be on its way. Crocuses and narcissi are struggling to poke their green shoots through the ground and yesterday R and I heard a woodpecker hammering in the woods. Still plenty of time for heavy snow and storms though – I learned not to count on spring arriving early here the year before last when winter came back with a vengeance in March and killed all the blossom on my fruit trees.

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