Photo Blog Week 59 - Wed 4 March 2015
Shortly before leaving home I plugged my phone in for a boost charge as I now use it to track my route then, in the car halfway to the Park, I realised I'd not gone back to pick it up. Next, on arrival, I haven't brought my building sand bag which is a good size, tough and has stability and weight in the wind for litter collection. Setting off, I realize I haven't brought my reading glasses which I need when wearing contact lenses which I always do when taking part in outside activities. All in all, not a good start.
Ignoring my forgetfulness, the rest was a somewhat uneventful day. No seasonal extremes though a seriously chill wind in exposed areas.
route: The Stables; East Lodge track; Turfhouse Meadow; The Lantern; Park Moor
Hereford CattleRegular readers will be aware of the errant Herefords who spent the summer on Cluse Hey. Repeated attempts to remove them back to the farm for the winter have failed as they have become ferel. Oddly, they started to 'hang' with the red deer on the moor and even learnt to jump low fences which would be expected to contain cattle successfully.
A few weeks ago, after leaving food and bedding for them, they were tempted down to Turfhouse Meadow and the gate back to the Moor closed behind them.
Since then, several attempts to coral then into the farmers trucks have failed and they unfortunately now include the archery field in their grazing area.
route: Park Moor; Knightslow Wood; Drinkwater Meadow; Main Car Park; Mill Pond (W); Timberyard cafe
Wall RepairsAt the edge of Drinkwater Meadow under the pines several sections of wall have bulged badly to the point of imminent collapse. Being an area popular with children den building this have risen to the top of the endless work queue.
route: Timberyard café; Mill Pond; The Knott; Westparkgate Drive; Pursefield; ridge; Paddock Cottage; Pursefield Wood; Darcy's Pond; Drinkwater Meadow; Main Car Park
route: Main Car Park; Picnic Area; Crow Wood; Mill Pond; The Stables; Estate Office (the House) - End
Today's track and profileprovided by runkeeper.com Android phone App.
(manually entered from memory due to leaving phone at home)
total: 6.5 miles (10.5 km) 4 hr 45 min
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