A week ago today Caroline and I took a bracing walk round the picture perfect in the snow Dove Stone Reservoir.
There was still plenty of snow around on the hills. Underfoot in places was sheer ice and we had to tread really carefully.
In other places where the sun’s rays had reached the going was much easier.
This was not a sight we have ever seen before at Dove Stones. A family camping! In the snow for heaven’s sake. Strange. Very strange. But true.
The walk is probably around three miles and on such a lovely day was a real treat. Homeward bound now we made a stop at the Lime Kiln Cafe beside the canal for another treat. Coffee and cakes. Let me tell you, that scone was absolutely delicious!
Being such a gorgeous day we sat out on the balcony. The fleece blankets provided by the establishment came in useful. It was a gorgeous day but it was also pretty cold!