Thursday, 1 May 2014

Wharncliffe Crags

Tonight we did a lovely walk with our walking group.  We walked from Wortley around Wharncliffe Woods up to Wharncliffe Crags.  This walk is about 4 miles from home and to my shame I have never been up here before.  I love discovering the most gorgeous and exciting places are right on my doorstep.


 The Bluebells in the woods are at their very best at the moment.
 It had been a bit of a muggy day, but as soon as we assembled in the car park for our walk, the heavens opened, it thunder and lightened - but it didn't put us off!!  Several people had turned up with no waterproofs and got incredibly drenched (there was some improvisation with plastic carrier bags!!), but everybody enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and great views.







 I shall be re walking this route at a slower pace next time to take in the fabulous surroundings, and I shall also be bringing my Geology expert so that he can explain the magnificent rocks.


It was so much better than watching the rain through my window at home.

20 comments:

pastcaring said...

Oh those wonderful rocks, and the beautiful colours! I bet you are really glad you joined the walking group, Diane, and you are certainly making the most of it. xxx

Angel Jem said...

Walking in the rain can be exhilarating! And did everywhere smell fresher afterwards? The place looks amazing. Lucky you to live so close!

Rowan said...

I've never been to Wharncliffe Crags either, it does look beautiful, think I'll suggest a walk up there with my friend P and her dog who is B Baggins' best friend. Not in a thunderstorm though! Rain is fine if you are dressed for it but lightning is a whole different ballgame as far as I'm concerned!!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

You've really found a great group there! What wonderful walks you've already done! These pictures are stunning the wet has really enhanced the colours.

Linda said...

Another area that is on my list of places on the doorstep to explore when there's an opportunity, Diane. Great photos of the rocks, the bluebell woods and heather.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much there is close to home that one has not seen. We feel like we have been everywhere close by then another gem pops up! Take care t'other Diane

The Greenockian said...

Those rock formations are amazing! I love the first photo - wonderful!

mondoagogo said...

Gorgeous saturated colours (literally!) Even the dried-up bracken looks pretty.

Elizabethd said...

How lovely to see that 'lake' of bluebells.

topchelseagirl said...

It looks like a lovely place.

Louise said...

It looks a great place to visit!

Jan said...

Gorgeous photos - especially of the bluebells. It's great to discover lovely places close to home. I walked a path only half a mile from my house for the first time the other week. We've been here 20 years so there's no real excuse! Jx

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful place, those rocks are amazing. Thank you for taking us along. xx

Gilly said...

That looks a fabulous place, and your photos are really lovely. I have to say you have got the bluebells exactly right - and the new acid green of the leaves looks great against that blue!

When you find out about the rocks, do tell us - My guess is Millstone Grit, or possibly granite!

Rosie said...

I heard on the local news that there had been thunder and lightening over Sheffield - it looks a lovely walk and I bet it was gorgeous after the storm:)

John Gray said...

Any walking in Wales planned?x

Lisa said...

Those rocks look like chocolate flake bars but a bit harder on the teeth!
Lisa x

BadPenny said...

What a wonderful walk.

Sujata Aten said...

Daine I love these photographs. Just stunning views. x

John Gray said...

Almost as colourful asmy trip to Bodnant x