Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pottery Ponds evening walk


As part of the walking festival, we have been doing evening walks this week.  We have started at 6.30pm and managed to finish just as it got dark.  The walks have all been very local, but we have walked places that hubby and I have never walked before.  As I mainly "sit" at work, it has given me something to look forward to at the end of the day, and the weather has been perfect for it.

We managed to catch a pretty decent sunset on Monday night too.
And a gorgeous full moon.  It was lovely being out at this time of day and be able to notice all this loveliness.
We walked from the old Rockingham Pottery Kiln at Swinton, through Rawmarsh and skirted the Wentworth Estate.  You can see one of the Wentworth Folly's - Hoober Stand -  in the distance.

It was an interesting walk through woodlands and and a lovely old Victorian Park.  After a lovely 5 mile stroll, we ended up back at the Pottery ponds, just as dusk fell.
Forgive the very poor shot of the fantastic old kiln, but it was getting dark by this time.  I am enjoying the challenge of walking between 4 and 7 miles each day.  I wish I could do it every week.

13 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

The sunsets are just beautiful! What a great way to end your day. xx

Patricia said...

Stunning sunsets. How lovely to capture them on your evening walks.

Anne H. said...

That looks a lovely walk, must try it. My family had a pottery very near to the Rockingham works so would like to see the old kiln. Anne

pastcaring said...

What a gorgeous sunset. The shot of the red and orange sky over green fields with the trees silhouetted is worthy of framing! xxx

Jacquie said...

stunning Diane, makes me want to go for a walk....you live in a gorgeous part of the world.
Jacquie x

The Greenockian said...

Some beautiful photographs there, especially the reflections shot.

Sujata Aten said...

Beautiful sunset photographs Diane. X

Gilly said...

Beautiful walk,its surprising what can be found around our own towns and cities! Wish I was 10 years younger!

And a whole kiln - most would be rubble by now!

Lyn said...

What a great idea to walk every evening (weather permitting of course) you should keep it up, maybe not EVERY night but once a week when you know it will be dry, you will be writing that local history/walks book by Christmas! Xxxx

BadPenny said...

What gorgeous evening walks; something to look forward to x

Rosie said...

How wonderful to get out and about walking on these lovely evenings we've been experiencing - those sunsets are lovely and for me the bottle kiln or oven is a familiar sight - they call them pot banks around here:)

Rowan said...

You've got some wonderful photos in this post - I love sunsets. Glad you are enjoying the walks, fortunately we've had some lovely evenings - it wouldn't be quite so much fun in pouring rain:)

Lisa said...

That sunset across the field is wonderful.
Even more reason to look forward to the end of the working day when you know you're going to be doing something like this.
Lisa x