It’s been a long winter. The weather has not been that harsh, just a constant wave of wet, windy and snowy weather. It’s certainly not been inviting enough to get me outdoors. For some reason I seem to have hibernated this year, and I must say I really don’t like it. It makes me feel old and I’m not! So, this weekend it was all change and even though the weather forecast was not great I was determined to get out on a little local walk.
The forecast was for heavy snow showers and for once the forecast was correct, we set out in a blizzard with cold snow splattering the face – why is it whichever direction you walk, you are always walking into the wind?
As this was a local walk for me it was in Buxton, Derbyshire. Setting out from home took me first through the Victorian Pavilion Gardens, and then up through the woods of the Buxton Country Park to Solomon’s Temple. From Solomon’s Temple you get magnificent views of the surrounding hills in every direction. I was hoping once we got to the top the low clouds would have cleared, and luckily they had. Here are my snaps along the way.
Mr Husband walking ahead as usual
Nearly at the top
Low clouds over the tops
Through the woods on the way back down
You’ll notice there’s no picture of Solomon’s Temple, sorry about that. I’ve seen it so many times I forgot to take a picture, so here’s one I took today from the window of my home, it sits high on a distant hill.
You can find out more about Solomon’s Temple if you follow the link. The 20ft (6 metre) tower was restored by the Victorians in the 1890s. Spookily, over the years there has been a number of reports of dogs leaping from the top of the tower, which takes a bit of effort as there is a high surrounding wall. In fact, a dog I know recently did this for no apparent reason, luckily she was not hurt. Very strange – don’t you think?
During the night Buxton had another fall of snow, which was accompanied this morning by bright blues sky. So on went my boots and here are a few more snaps I thought you might like to see.
Blue sky over Buxton Opera House
The River Wye meandering through the park
Icicles hanging from the tunnel
I think the ducks like the snow
Hope you are awakening from your hibernation, outside is much better than inside in don’t you think?