It was sunny when we left Macc, but we entered the low clouda s we drove past the Cat & Fiddle and it looked as though we were in for a
It was misty and still raining as we set out from the cars. We first headed down a valley south of theA53.
We had a good view of the neighbouring farm lower in the valley
We started to climb up hill
Passing a house with a well in its garden
In the distance you could just see the sun starting to break through
Wild flowers bordered the fast flowing stream
Wood anemones were dotted all around
We utilised agricultural trailors as improvised seating for our break
The view from our seated position was splendid
Renewed, we took the path towards Flash
The horses took little interest in our passing.
This took us out onto the moors.
Up here the daffodils were late and still in flower
Passing the huts where clay pigeon shooting took place
Now the sky was almost clear
As we made our way to the rocks
Stopping briefly to look back the way we had come
and also out in the other direction
Before we arrived at our highest point, where people posed for photos.
Then out across Axe Head moor. Where you had to watch your step to avoid getting soggy feet.
or the black pools or the grouse underfoot
Then finally dropping down towards the cars, by which time we were all quite warm and the rain was a distant memory.