Monday, 7 August 2006

Sunday

Yesterday I went on a ramble over the moors from Worsthorne. We went out in search of stone circles, cairns, henges and such. Even though I have walked over that way plenty of times in the past, I had never bothered searching for the neolithis and bronze age sites before. We didnt find all that were marked on the map, but 2 of the sites were very special. The last one was a perfect stone circle on Delf Hill, 7 stones in all, one looked to have a small face carved onto it. There was such a good atmosphere to the place, very peaceful we both thought.

On the way there we disturbed a hare, which bounded away from us as we approached it, and coming back we saw another one in a different place. Its very rare to see them near where I live so I felt quite pleased about it. One large field was full of cattle, some lovely little calves standing close to their mums, they had such bonny faces, the bulls actually took no notice of us, must be a tame breed. There were also about 6 horses, 2 fell ponies came up to be petted, a brown pony had a foal with her, it kept galloping about.

No mushrooms about yet on the moors, but one spot was full of harebells growing. Near Hellclough it looked like a snowstorm in progress, the clocks off thistles blowing everywhere.

It was a very warm day, didnt need a cardi, even though it was quite dull.

2 comments:

jaymact1 said...

Weather is still staying warm up here too but I think our Swifts have departed for the south already the sky seems so empty without them at least the swallows and the house martins are still about.  We visited The ring of Broadgar on Orkney when were there a few year back now and found that very interesting, heres the link for a picture of it. LOve Joan.  http://www.marcomercuri.org/Ringofbrodgar.htm

kmpeart400 said...

This  sounds  lovely C! must go there too soon before its much cooler!I would love to see the hare,s . We were in Orkney a fortnight ago, staying with friends in Fins Town. But have had a flu bug! We were told alot of history of the place and driven around like royalty. My friend is a tour guide there and what she knows about the place is amazing. The Orkney beef, infact all the local produce we sampled was" out of this world"!Everywhere was peaceful and very green we loved it and didnt want to  come back!As soon as we feel better we will be off on the moors around Burnley! Take care ! Kate.