It has been uplifting to see some sunshine and blue skies in the last few days so off we went to the nearby Damflask Reservoir for a short walk at the Loxley Valley end where the water outlet flows into a stream and then the river.
|snowdrops beside the water|
|the overflow outlet and the old watch towers|
Across the other side of the bridge the water flows into a channel that drops down the hill into the River Loxley.
From a lane in Loxley Valley you can see the sharp drop of the stepped water channel.
|Daffodils were in full bloom on this sheltered bank - the bright yellow could be seen from several viewing points across the fields.|
Back over the bridge we walked up the hill passing two farmsteads before returning to the main road. (Across the road is one of our local nursery/garden centres).
Thank goodness the weather is a lot better for the city school holiday this week. Our Berkshire daughter had hers last week, but unlike other break-times she didn't come up to Yorkshire as planned, partly because of the flood situation in her area which has made local travel conditions difficult and also the reluctance to drive a long distance in stormy weather.
Our local daughter will be taking her holiday next and I'm going to take another blogging break although I wanted to drop by this week and say 'hello' and share this walk with you.
Also still thinking of those still caught up in the flooding situation and extreme weather conditions.
A happy St. David's Day to all my friends from Wales and those with Welsh connections!