Jan and I spent this Christmas at home so we managed a Christmas Day walk over the local hills, in the wind and rain. The local reservoirs were brim-full and overflowing, even the lower one at Fernilee.
The bad weather weather gave way to a crisp cold day on the 27th so we walked to Buxton on my usual route through the Goyt Valley. It was cloudy and dull when we left so I didn’t take the camera. Quite a lot of ice about underfoot.
On the edge of Buxton we diverted up through Corbar Woods, nice light but no proper camera for photos, just the phone camera. I have cropped most of the pictures to remove distractions and large areas of empty image. Yes, even blue sky had to go to concentrate the image to the main parts. No other editing was done, so it shows how easy it is to increase the impact of simple pictures without spending hours on the computer in Photoshop!
We ended up at the Cheshire Cheese for a break, I chose the Plum Porter Grand reserve and Jan had a mulled wine. Then it was onto the bus back to Chapel-en-le-Frith and into the Roebuck for a pint and a coffee before we walked the final 2 miles home. It was about 9 miles in total, similar to the distance we walked on Christmas day, but this time in good weather.
Now taking it easier for a couple of days as my bad back is playing up. Have to get it better for a lecture and 2 day workshop next week.