Wet – but undaunted

It was a really wet Monday morning, but there was blue sky in the distance.

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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.

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No butterflies about today

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only lots of puddles

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but all looks very green

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as we headed off into the country side.

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A good harvest of blackberries were about and some of us feasted on them throughout the walk.

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The stiles and steep paths had been made treacherous by the rain and much care had to be taken.

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We took our break sheltering under a tree

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just by Heyshead farm.

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where little yellow flowers adorned the hedges.

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We passed a beautiful stone house with a fine display of Lilies

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An abandoned land rover was being reclaimed by nature.

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Whilst the drive opposite was guarded by wild boar

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gorillas and horses.

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The blooms by Hedgerow cottage produced a fine display

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as we headed on with Pot Shrigley in the distance.

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We passed what used to be the Cheshire Hunt pub

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and then I was told we were passing what had once been Mrs. Bunces cafe.

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We followed the stream

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passing ‘The Time Wheel’ courtesy of Bollington’s Drop-in centre. Which showed Bollington through the ages.

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We followed a path

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enjoying its colour

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and the back gardens

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where we found a sign telling us how to get back to Rainow.

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A pile of disused beehives were being stored there

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but some bees still recognised them as home.

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Even the horses were sheltering!

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but we had enjoyed our walk.

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