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Padley Gorge

After a spell of rainy weather, today was clear. So we decided to go out into the Peak District. After a bit of umming and aaahing about where to go, I settled on Padley Gorge because it is close and I suspected we’d still be able to get parked despite setting off a bit later than usual.

Padley Gorge
If I were a tree, I’d be a tree at Padley Gorge. All gnarly and bendy and covered in moss.

It was a bit chilly in the breeze, but quite a nice day out. We followed a circular from Alltrails that took us down into the gorge before going up to Surprise View and across Owler Tor and back to the car (see below).

Owler Tor
Another nice tree. I like trees.

Despite the heavy rain of the last couple of days the paths were more or less clear, with just some really muddy small sections that could be stepped over / around.

Padley Gorge

This is probably going to be the last walk of the year, as the weather forecast once again is not great after today until Monday; wherein I’m trying to decide if to go up Mam Tor, or go around the Ladybower areas.

Iceland – Day 2

Gullfoss

On the second day of Iceland; we did the Golden Circle tour which is something I’ve done before.

Mountain Gullfoss

The last time I went to Gullfoss you couldn’t walk down to the bottom, so it was cool that this was open this time! It was pretty busy, you could tell that this was the tourist hotspot compared to the places we’d been the day before.

Geyser Gullfoss

The Miners Path // 23 02 2022

Miners Path // 23 02 2022

Today the weather was … not great. It started off quite nice in the morning, but by 10am it was chucking it down and super windy. So much so that we turned around and came home.

Path to the mountain

After a pit stop for an early lunch, the weather had settled down a bit so we went back out. Initially we were going to stop at Llyn Ogwen but we decided to carry on to Pen-y-Pass.

Pen-y-Path

Parking at Pen-y-Pass is notoriously bad, but despite the fact it is half term in Wales the weather must have been keeping people out. We paid out £10 (!!) and off we went.

View to Capel Curig

The weather here wasn’t as kind to us as the weather back at the cottage, or at Llyn Ogwen – but we’d paid for it so we were walking! Despite the gale force winds, and the occasional wind shower it was a quite pleasant!
Below is a bonus picture from yesterday.

Dolbadarn Castle

Llanberis (The Lone Tree // 22 02 2022)

The Lone Tree // 22 02 2022

Today we spent the day in Llanberis (North Wales). There were a few things we all wanted to see, including the lone tree, the castle and a big sword.
The weather wasn’t great overnight and into the morning, so it was a late-ish start.

Dolbadarn Castle

We parked up, surprised at how few cars were in the parking lots. We’d circled around enough of the car parks looking for the cheapest – so we’d manage to form a fairly clear picture.

Trees

Once we’d found the lone tree, and stopped off in the Lone Tree cafe for a break (very nice soup and chips!) we set off back up the lake to see the castle, then a waterfall, and then walk up Snowdon a tiny bit – by this time it was pretty late in the day and the sun sets at 5ish, so it was time for home before it got dark.

Ceunant Mawr Waterfall

Red Tree

Red Tree // 30 01 2022

I went out thie morning to fly my drone, but we were on a bit of a tight schedule and it wasn’t the best location for the drone. Luckily I had taken my camera with “whatever lens was on it”. It turned out that lens was the 70-300, which in reality isn’t a lens I’m used to using for this type of shot. But I moved around a bit, waiting for the sun to come up over the hill and managed to grab this.

This tree stuck out because it still had loads of red leaves still attached to it; which was impressive given the storm we’ve had this weekend!

Mam Tor, Castleton

Sheep! // 22 01 2022

Today we went for a walk up to Mam Tor, which is in Castleton in the Peak District. It was super windy up there, and the air had a bite in it, but otherwise it was a pleasant walk about.

Admiring the View

There were loads of people out and about. And a lot of sheep too!

Mam Tor