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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Shuttlingsloe and a Little Grebe

A short Christmas walk with Steve & Matt took us through Macclesfield forest to the summit of Cheshires highest peak, standing relativly small at only 506 mtrs its shape and prowess still dominates the area above the forest.

Yesterday the sun shone only very briefly just allowing us to witness the cloud and thickening fog surround the peak.....  giving a stunning perspective of a winters morning


although this was the scene from the same spot looking back towards the forest, the fog is rolling in at a pace


of course once at the top the only thing in sight was the Trig point... the usual stunning views were down to a few meters



meanwhile its no better back down at the frozen Ridgegate reservoir


although this Little Grebe found the only patch of unfrozen water in a small overflow pool.
Little Grebe.. at work


at Rest.....


and Play ....


finished off with lunch at the very welcoming Leathers Smithy public house 




4 comments:

theconstantwalker said...

Lovely images of a walk I have often done but not for a few years so they bring back some great memories. Crag Inn,Hanging Gate and the Leathers usualy figured in our route planning.

Dave said...

Cheers Andrew. Glad they have provoked some good memories. If you fancy meeting up sometime in early spring for a walk and a twitch of the Pied Flycatchers in the forest, a pint in one of those pubs shouldnt be too difficult
Dave

THE OLD GEEZER said...

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May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

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John Cunningham said...

Hey, Bancroft - fab pictures of Shutlingsloe! Thanks for the invite.

(Don't worry - too busy working...)