4 Feb 2016

A Snowy Sunset

Since Kyle started his new job I've been itching to get out for a hike.  The daylight is just not quite long enough for us to be able to go together during the week, so I took it upon myself to go solo.

There had been a light dusting of snow over the Peaks the night before and I knew I wanted to get out there because of quite how beautiful the landscape is after a snowfall.

All wrapped up in my remarkably stylish thermal hiking gear, I set off to climb to one of my favourite vantage points, which looks out over Win Hill and a small portion of Ladybower Reservoir to one side and Hordron Edge to the other.

The light constantly changed as the clouds floated across the sun; the landscape intermittently changing from blue to orange hues.  The sound of grouse echoed around the valley, along with the trickling of the melting snow.

This particular walk is a slow incline and then a sudden steep ascent, so you go from a partial, but still a wonderful view of the hills, to a full blown panorama over a very short distance.

I shared the view of the hilltops scattered with snow with only the elusive grouse and a flock of particularly fluffy sheep, who only looked up at me for a second before continuing on with their dinner.
I spent as long as I could watching the ever-changing view, but the cold and the dark eventually got the better of me.  Fortunately I was treated to one last burst of sunshine before the clouds completely took over.


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  1. Beautiful photos! Looks like a lovely hike. The light is just stunning. And I love the photo of the sheep just staring at you, haha.

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings

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    1. That sheep was not impressed with me at all ;) Thanks as always xx

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  2. Ah so many gorgeous snaps! I can't wait for the days to get just that bit longer so I can go for walks after work again!

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Thanks Jasmin! Oh I know, not too long now I don't think :) x

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  3. What a sweet little Robin ^_^ These moments look just wonderful and make winter seem so idyllic and mysterious ^_^ xxx

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    1. Yeah there is a definite sense of mystery to the season. Winter hikes always have a different feel to them than others, can't quite put my finger on what though (other than cold haha!) x

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  4. So beautiful! Sometimes walking by yourself is refreshing! I loved reading this post! :) x x
    Kenzie
    Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed it :D It definitely is, will be out there again as soon as it stops raining... x

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