The cage again!
Sue checking we are still on course!
Deer in Lyme Park.
Shutlingsloe and Macclesfield Forest from the Bowstones.
Walk stats: Distance:7.3 miles. Climb:1077'.
Time: 3 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average:2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
The weather turned out well for walking, dry throughout and pleasantly on the cool side, although the wind was a little on the blustery side around the Bowstones.
Our original route had to be amended as some of the paths around the reservoirs were closed, forcing us to use Green Lane on the return journey as well as on the outward route.
Lyme Park was quite quiet, and for once we had good views of some of the deer on fields/pasture North of Knightslow Wood.
Throughout the walk Barn swallow were seen and in Lyme Park good numbers of Skylark were seen and even more heard singing.
Birds heard or seen today included: Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Jackdaw, Black-billed magpie, Jay, Canada goose, Green woodpecker, Carrion crow, Mallard, Blackbird, Curlew, Pied wagtail (including a juvenile bird), Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Meadow pipit, Woodpigeon and Common swift.
After walk celebrations were enjoyed by a meal at the Fort of Bengal in Sale, where the Jalphrezi went down particularly well.