19 of us started out in the wet, hoping for sunny intervals – we met by the Ship Inn in Wincle.
We took the path over the stile almost opposite the Ship.
There were plenty of lambs about
and a very friendly donkey
We headed up the field
until we came to the farm with interesting windows
We took a left in front of the farm and headed down passing some gauze. You could see Bosley Cloud on the horizon.
We picked our way through a wooded path
passing a ruined cottage on our right
The mixed woodland to our right showed signs of bursting buds
We took our break near Barleigh Bridge, close to the start of Dane Valley way.
Crossing the Dane we looked up
The path then followed the river
with fields to the right
until we came to the falls
Here we crossed the river
and sauntered back to our starting point
where lambs basked in the sun, which at last lingered for a while.