It was a really wet Monday morning, but there was blue sky in the distance.
7 turned up to brave the weather. As a result of a mix up people went to different starting points, but we soon all met up and set off down Smithy Lane, behind the Robin Hood inn. Umbrellas were much in evidence.
No butterflies about today
only lots of puddles
but all looks very green
as we headed off into the country side.
A good harvest of blackberries were about and some of us feasted on them throughout the walk.
The stiles and steep paths had been made treacherous by the rain and much care had to be taken.
We took our break sheltering under a tree
just by Heyshead farm.
where little yellow flowers adorned the hedges.
We passed a beautiful stone house with a fine display of Lilies
An abandoned land rover was being reclaimed by nature.
Whilst the drive opposite was guarded by wild boar
gorillas and horses.
The blooms by Hedgerow cottage produced a fine display
as we headed on with Pot Shrigley in the distance.
We passed what used to be the Cheshire Hunt pub
and then I was told we were passing what had once been Mrs. Bunces cafe.
We followed the stream
passing ‘The Time Wheel’ courtesy of Bollington’s Drop-in centre. Which showed Bollington through the ages.
We followed a path
enjoying its colour
and the back gardens
where we found a sign telling us how to get back to Rainow.
A pile of disused beehives were being stored there
but some bees still recognised them as home.
Even the horses were sheltering!
but we had enjoyed our walk.