We started from Smithy Road at Rainow, just behind the Robin Hood pub. From there you got a view across to White Nancy, which just could be seen on the horizon. The sky was cloudy but rain did not seem likely.
We took a narrow path up to the main road. Crossing the Hurdsfield road we headed up the track.
At the top we had a good view of Lambaload reservoir.
A ruined farmhouse stood on the top of the hill, now just home to sheep. You wonder what stories these stone have to tell.
We headed down towards the reservoir
crossing one of the many stiles we encountered on this walk.
We stopped for a break against a wall
From there the views were great
Shortly, we headed off again across the grass
The grass was lush beside a stream
viewed from the simple wooden bridge.
The sheep looked on as we sauntered by
The buttercups stood proud
as they filled the field
before giving way to long bendy grass
which has its own beauty.
Again we crossed the open fields
eventually passing the house of the walk leader
where the local ram stood guard
The sky had considerably brightened as we got back to Rainow
with just one more stile to cross.