We walked with a couple of community rangers and a number of folk from a broad spectrum of life. The group soon spread out into smaller clusters, nattering and chatting as we followed an ancient boundary system with modern touches.
The village itself is full of wonderfully old buildings and has been used as a location for a television series. The houses are quite inspiring to sketch.
Both my arty friend and I spent a time drawing and taking photos for inspiration a bit later.
Although early in the season we were delighted to hear lapwings and curlews and their hauntingly evocative moorland cries. A sound that gives me such pleasure as it means that summer is on it's way.
I could not resist a 'selfie'with my little buddy and we had a chuckle taking this photo.
Nearly five miles later, tired but rather happy, we shared cheese and pickle sandwiches and coffee - a rather good day out! Did I mention the sun shone?? Well it did!