A chance conversation with an lovely resident while out exploring the village led us to our next walk. She directed us up through the village to find Edge Lane then off through the fields to Hebden where there is a wonderful tea shop.
No more encouragement needed !
The weather was threatening but we have raincoats and thee possibility of English rain does not daunt Aussies used to tropical downpours !
Up, up and out of the vilage
then meandering through the fields once again.
I've come to love the absence of leaves on the trees.
I love the way you can see through the trees and beyond them at this time of the year.
and those rock walls snaking their way across the green creating a multitude of patterns.
Yes, it rained but we kept on smiling.
through random clumps of daffodils
across small roads
through more of those skinny gateways that challenged my short legs and midsection !
And always there were green fields
and lovely vistas
sometimes more soggy than others
but always lovely
then down into Hebden and the tea shop called The Old School House
Then came the walk home - 2 miles in the gentle rain.
Down to the river
Over more of those pesky styles
over cute little bridges and raging torrents
until civilization came into view
and we walked up the path between the walls