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13/02/2021

Waterfall

 

We have, at the top of the valley below our moorland hill, a waterfall. A local but hidden secret.  

It is a place we have visited over the years in all seasons and all weathers but never one as icy as this.
We'd seen icy photos shared on our local village facebook page and Himself decided he'd like to go and see for himself. So armed with a camera and several layers of clothing, that's exactly what we did!

Moss of course thought this was an excellent adventure and could not wait to run on ahead. She was most put out when we had to put her on a lead when we discovered the sheep had come off the hills to shelter in the narrow valley.  


It was slippery underfoot but it was so worth the walk out - there were so many beautiful icicles and the stream had ice swirls and floes all along it. 

In places the ice sheets were broken showing the stream running beneath - the burble of the water was joyous and was the only sound, other than our feet crunching through ice and snow, were our voices as quietly we explored.




We did not hang around for long - the bitter wind was sharp and cut right through our coats. 

At home, in front of the fire, fingers wrapped around mugs of tea we chatted about the bitterly cold and brittle beauty of today's walk.

32 comments:

  1. Wow, that's some pretty dramatic place to visit. I bet it was a stunning sight.

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    1. It was lovely (if a little chilly!) we are lucky to live in such a lovely area

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  2. Oh wow! The waterfall all iced up looks amazing. You’ve captured some lovely shots πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. It may have been a cold walk but it sure was a pretty one!

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  4. A secret waterfall. ❤️
    Wonderful photos. You definitely needed to sit by a fire after that. X

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    1. Definitely! Have you been? Not far from Wycoller :)

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  5. You have not mentioned it by name, so I won't either. But is that the place you took Dad and I to many years ago, in the late 1980's I think it was? It was beautiful then and is even more beautiful now all iced up. Doesn't Moss get cold feet, walking on that freezing ground? πŸ’“XX

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    1. Yes it is, Moss chooses to walk on the ice rather than the road or pathway .... no we dont understand either!

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  6. It all looks very beautiful but also extremely cold!

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  7. Oooh, beautiful! I hope that sheep's not contemplating going for a dip :0 Looks like it would be a great place to have stick races in the summer. Lulu x

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    1. The ewe was working out how to cross the stream, I suspect they normal walk through it, but with it being icy it chose to leap over :D

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  8. Spectacular! A walk worth doing

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  9. I've yet to go to see our local waterfall..... glad you went when it was icy as that has saved me a potential wrist breaking session! It looks stunning. x

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    1. When the weather is better - it should be on your walks to do list, it is a lovely spot :) You will have to 'visit' the ice cream shop (the foundations are still there) and look out for all the little bits of clootie cloth and votive offerings.

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    2. I'll mention this walk to Beloved when the weather is better. If I find he is not interested I might ask Blue and Yellow Morning to take me there! x

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  10. Fabulous icy scenes....in fact beautiful! Well worth the chilly walk! I expect Moss wasn't very happy about being put on the lead but the sheep would be! :-) keep well Amanda x

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    1. Moss, believe it or not, is afraid of sheep so she is not a problem as she actively avoids them, we put her on her lead for the farmers. They dont know that our dog would rather have nothing to do with their sheep so it is just to keep the peace :)

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  11. Lovely to have a little film as well. It gives a completely different impression.

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    1. I hadn't checked at the time, but both videos are of the small waterfall, I thought I had put one of the bigger one - oh well, another time :)

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  12. My goodness that is utterly amazing!!!!! Thank you so much for adventuring out & capturing it in photos for us to see. Take care, stay warm & safe. Hugs from down under.

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  13. That looks a beautiful walk

    Julie xxxx

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    1. It was, thank you Julie - rather 'fresh' but beautiful :)

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  14. wow, how lovely - waterfalls are beautiful in all seasons but frozen like that is fabulous

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    1. Thank you Fil - all melted now and that pale colour of 'nothing' after the snow and blue skies have gone and the spring vavavoom hasn't kicked in yet :D

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