Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Easter Day - What a difference a year makes.
Kath and I went for our usual Sunday walk. I couldn't help thinking what a contrast it was to Easter Day 2008. Then Easter Day fell in March , and we were surprised to find on our arrival in the Ingleton area that there had been a fresh fall of snow overnight which had transformed the landscape to a Winter's scene. What a contrast this year, on what was one of the nicest days so far, with cloudless blue skies, little or no wind and very warm temperatures. It was indeed more like a Summer's day.
We walked from Leck village up the traffic free road onto Leck Fell and then made our way down to Leck Beck and returned along this delightful mountain beck back to the car which had been parked at the village church. It was a delightful walk with the fields full of Spring lambs and returning swallows around the farms. Down by the beck dippers were seen and buzzards were soaring on the thermals. The images above show Ingleborough at Easter last year and some of the scenery seen on this Easter's walk. A wonderful day's walking in a remote and beautiful part of the North of England.