Reddish Vale Country Park – January

Reddish Vale Country Park – January We took another very decent walk earlier in the week down to one of local haunts – Reddish Vale Country Park. All in all we walked about six miles or so on what was a pretty typical January day – so pretty cold but lovely and bright. The park […]

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Reddish Vale – a December walk

Robin red breast

Reddish Vale – a December walk Reddish Vale Country Park – a December walk. There’s never a bad time of year to have a wander around Reddish Vale county park and a crisp December morning was no exception.  I was there for around 9:30am or so and was a little surprised at how quiet it […]

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Another wander alongside the river

Another wander alongside the river It’s been a little difficult to find time to get and walk this week – other commitments and events have had to take priority but I din manage a decent walk on another cold day. There wasn’t a great deal go but there are a few pictures from my walk […]

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Fresh and crisp winter walking in the Tame Valley

Fresh and crisp winter walking in the Tame Valley It’s never too cold really to get out for a walk, and theres a lot to be said for getting out when the air is cold and crisp. Fortunately there have been a few mornings in the last week that were ideal for a morning walk. […]

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A surprise visit from a sparrowhawk

A surprise visit from a sparrowhawk In all the time we have lived where we do, we only recall a single previous visit from a sparrowhawk and that was actually earlier this year (see this post from the summer). So you can imagine that it was something of a surprise when my wife spotted a […]

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December walking at Lyme Park

December walking at Lyme Park A cold but bright day is always good enough for a visit to Lyme Park – the splendid National Trust property – just a few miles from Manchester and Stockport. This is simply a picture post and mainly of the red deer –  no words are needed for this visit […]

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Busy day at City Airport – Manchester

Busy day at City Airport – Manchester Some days are busier than other but a visit to City Airport always seems to be worthwhile. The last time I was there was back in August and it was certainly a good deal warmer than last weeks visit (click here to see post from that trip) There […]

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Autumn colours in black & white

Autumn colours in black & white It’s hard to beat the autumn colours and a recent walk along a local canal and conservation area highlighted again just how stunning the colours can be. For this photo’ set I have presented almost all of the pictures in black and white – maybe not to everyones taste, […]

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