Enticed by continuing blue skies and an invitation that we couldn't refuse, Sue and I met up with Keith and Carol, and Richard and Jenny, at Parsonage Brow, next to an entrance to Beacon Country Park.
We made our way to Dean Wood, passing en route this delightful property.
According to what I've just heard on Countryfile, Wood Anemones spread, via their root systems, at a rate of about six feet every 100 years. That makes this woodland at least 400 years old. It's also home to vast numbers of Bluebells and Lesser Celandine, as well Ramsons (Wild Garlic) and many other species.
Soon after elevenses beside a carpet of Lesser Celandine, and before reaching Roby Mill, we passed a garden that is set up as a much more comfortable spot for elevenses - if you can avoid the attention of the local crocodile!