Six walkers set out for an evening walk to Shilito Woods – between Barlow and Cutthorpe. Before starting to walk we read the notice board at the edge of the car park, at the bottom it said
“The man who never was lost, never went very far.”
Throughout the walk we were all drawn to discuss the unusual cloud formations in the clear blue sky:
- Cotton wool clouds
- Small and large
- Light and fluffy
- Clouds that looked like a paintbrush stroke – Cirrus floccus, composed of ice crystals
The previous week had been wet, would we find mud? Yes, but we manged to go round it and stride over it, this did however mean a certain tall person concentrating as his feet got tangled in the branch of a tree. Whilst we sat to eat our sandwiches we debated what we could see. We could see a spire which appeared to be straight, was it the crooked spire? On our return journey we could confirm it was.
Towards the end of the walk we stood and listened and looked. As we turned 360 ° around we could not see a building or power cable, so peaceful and calm. What a way to end a busy weekend.
The next walk on Sunday 6th August will be led by Eric and Helen through the Youlgreave area. If you can manage 4 ½ miles then please join us at 4pm outside the church gates with sandwiches and boots. Transport will be arranged.