3 Dec 2013

A walk by the river




I went for a walk by the local river the other day.  The leaves were tenaciously clinging to many of the trees and there was still a lot of Autumn colour.  The river, which is more of a stream in places, runs through the Loxley Valley before joining the River Rivelin and, further on, the River Don. There are several weirs, evidence of the former mill workings and mill ponds.  The calm waters of these ponds are popular places for fishing. It's where our grandson and his cousin often go fishing in the summer. Damflask Reservoir has an outlet that runs into the river at the Bradfield Dale end. There are some good paths and quiet lanes that just go down to the river and along the banks so it's a pleasant place to take a walk. 






13 comments:

  1. What a lovely place for a walk, and the perfect fishing area. There's some gorgeous colours still about, I wonder how long they're going to last for.

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  2. what a lovely spot to wander. i love the green moss on the stone wall 4 up from the bottom. so peaceful and quiet....

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  3. Such lovely photo's. I love the colours at this time of year they always seem so warm and inviting but at the same time peaceful.

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  4. Feels so like fall in the northern states of USA. Streams bubbling, leaves turning, beautiful reflections on the river waters...the sun in just the right place. Thanks for the lovely walk, Linda.

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  5. There is still lots of colour in your photos and it looks quite mild too - a lovely place for a walk:)

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  6. You found lots of colour there Linda. I especially like the moss covered stones, they look like great big velvet cushions - not very comfy to sit on though! xx

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  7. What a beautiful place to take a walk by, I don't think anything can beat the sound of running water. It's as pretty as a postcard there, how lucky you are to be able to enjoy it throughout the seasons. Love the reds and golds.xxx

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  8. Such beauty in the countryside...I love walking and seeing all the wonders that nature creates. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love your beautiful photos Linda. You are so blessed to have such gorgeous and serene areas to walk. I am seriously considering coming to walk with you next summer :)
    Cindy

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  10. The holly in your header is striking. And the walk is enchanting.

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  11. quel beau feuillage
    un endroit calme et serein
    pour une promenade
    tendresse
    edith

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  12. Oh beautiful~
    Welcome back, I couldn't access your blog for awhile.
    Hope you enjoying and savoring special preparations
    for Christmas.

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  13. Gorgeous photos of a lovely spot, Linda. Yes, it's been a very prolonged autumn, but I doubt there are many leaves left on the trees after yesterday's storm.

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