A few walking blogs to catch up with – such tardiness on my behalf!
Here are our recent summery Family Rambles starting with … . .
A walk around Annfield Plain
Although this walk took place in familiar territory, there were some new sites to see on this 7 mile circular.
Starting off in a hidden-ish car park near some tennis courts we headed off on a section of the C2C, crossing a couple of roads before heading to Greencroft and passing a substantial array of solar panels and wind turbines – a far cry from the coal based energy of the region in the last century.
Following gorse lined waggon ways we headed off to the low moors around Annfield Plain and visited the still waters of Chapman’s Well pond, stopping nearby for lunch.
The second leg of the walk criss-crossed fields, more waggon ways and damp pasture land and skirted around the outskirts of the town. We passed the fascinating land sculpture of Kyo Undercurrents (by artist Richard Harris) sited on the C2C route and no doubt providing mental respite for weary cyclists.
Finally we entered Annfield Plain for a short spell of road walking before meeting up with our cars.