From my back window I see the moors, and this morning they were covered with snow. So a walk was in order, and my walking buddy James was ready when I picked him up at 9.
By the time we climbed up to the moors it was blowing a blizzard, and visibility was poor. Besides the tracks were getting covered in snow, and route finding was quite difficult – bearing in mind both James and I know these moors extremely well shows how bad things were getting.
Our first port of call was the Neolithic stone circle at Horncliffe – a very eerie place indeed and one which is rarely visited. probably because few know about it.
We didn’t linger, a quick drink and a sandwich and we were off.
On the way back we decided to stop an another old stone circle – the Twelve Apostles. It is a couple of years since I have been here and it looked quite mysterious with it’s winter coat on. In Spring people put bits of heather and wild flowers in it’s centre, but not today.
And as we started to get towards civilisation it got clearer and the snow stopped.
At last we approached the mysterious Haystack Stone – and 10 minutes later we were back at the car. A superb 8 miles or so – and it was nice to be back on the moors again.