Tuesday 27 December 2011

Christmas Walks

The weather here has been more like Spring than Winter, so over the last 2 days, I have walked and walked.
I got my own back yesterday. My very excitable "baby" (16 year old ) got us up way too early on Christmas day (he who usually stays in bed till noon if we let him!). So I got him up nice and early for a Boxing Day walk!

It was a bit breezy, but the wide open spaces blew the cobwebs away.

Ive seen plenty of seasonal Holly...
...and Ivy.
We've discovered an ancient woodland with lots of exposed Limestone crags.
I've walked around 2 different lakes

And found some Rhododendron's out way too early!
Ive trampled around a forest and park.
Skirted around the churchyard
And of course incorporated a pub stop.
Fingers crossed that the weather stays fine so I can continue my wanderings. x


Janet said...

We had a similar idea to yours too Diane ! It was nice to walk off all those extra treats and chocolates !

Anonymous said...

Well done, your walks took in some lovely places.

Diane said...

Love your photos they are fantastic. Our weather has been amazing as well over the past week. It just worries me that this could be the lull before the storm!!! All the best for 2012. t'other Diane

Jo said...

It looks like you've had some lovely walks. We had the same idea today and took off to a nearby park. It's been a gorgeous day.

Rosie said...

We've been trying to get out for a walk everyday, too. I love your photos - especially the first lake one with the reflections. Isn't it wonderful to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise? I wonder where you will take us next?:)

Carol said...

It has been lovely weather compared to last year at this time. Told DH we need to get a walk in (I'm not counting the 6 hours tramping I did round York today).
Great photos.
Carol xx

Rowan said...

The weather has been lovelt hasn't it? I've both walked and gardened and am hoping for a few more fine days to do both.

Lisa said...

The blue sky behind the church isn't at all wintery looking is it?
Sounds like your young man was as excited as ours! He could sleep for England the rest of the school hols!
Lisa x

greenthumb said...

Looks lovely, we have been walking each day, but your views are much nicer.

SAS said...

Diane, I would be following you around like a puppy. I would be your best bud.

Love the photos. Thanks.

The happiest of New Year wishes are being sent your way.

Anonymous said...

I love a nice walk. The weather was quite nice here over Christmas and ideal for walking.