Last night’s evening walk from Flash Bar was an excellent little outing on which Sue and I were joined by Paul, just back from The Tropics (aka Kintail), and Graham on a day out from The Tropics (his garden).
Pleasant lanes took us past rusting farm machinery to the place where Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire meet. Three Shire Heads, often thronging with folk, was pleasantly deserted tonight.
After Graham had expounded to Sue on the technicalities of growing tomatoes, we turned to the west, where the setting sun left a pleasantly silhouetted view.
Looking in the other direction, up the path towards Hawk’s Nest, it looks as if there’s plenty of daylight left.
Just enough to get us back to the pub at Flash Bar for refreshments before it went completely dark. We saw no hawks but the unmistakable call of a Tawny Owl greeted us on the path up to Flash.
What a pleasant stroll. 7 km, 373 metres ascent, in about an hour and three quarters. Aren’t these light summer evenings wonderful…
Here’s the route, equally (or even better) do-able from the New Inn at Flash.
Thanks for the tomato plants, Graham – your parcels will be wending their way north tomorrow. And thanks for the link to your photos, Paul – they are superb.