Walk 251 [7.0 miles] - Stokesay Castle, View Edge, Brandhill Gutter

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It was a gloomy, brooding morning as we left the Discovery Centre. We even joked that we might need head torches! When the sun came out towards the end of the walk it was an amazing deep red due, we heard later, to dust particles being whipped up from the Sahara by the hurricane.

Walking through the fields beyond View Edge we watched a man in a land rover herding pheasants, assisted by his dog! We found a sheltered spot for coffee and then walked on to Brandhill Gutter through the woods. Despite the recent rain we were surprised to find that the stream in the Gutter was completely dry.

After climbing up to Aldon we decided not to stop for lunch as high winds and rain were forecast. A small section of the lane descending towards Stokesay Castle has a notice stating that it is private, so we obediently walked down the field. Back at the Discovery Centre the sky cleared and the sun came out, though it was beginning to get windy.

[Blog entry: Ruth]
Stokesay Castle
ploughed pattern
time for a snack

Above 3 photos courtesy Steven

across the fields

Photo courtesy Clare


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