31st December 2010

today's walk: footpath survey in Lorton Vale


the new bridge in Lorton after last year's floods ..


.. now open to pedestrians and cyclists but not yet to cars


Ladyside Pike and Hopegill Head from Lorton village


the western slopes of Whiteside and Grasmoor from the field path to Lorton Church


approaching Lorton Church with Greystones ahead


Lorton Church from the east


old kissing gate east of Lorton Church ..


.. leading onto this pleasant path with Graystones ahead


Ladyside Pike and Hopegill Head (now in mist) from the path


sheep running away as we enter their field - Graystones behind


looking back to Lorton village with Mellbreak behind


Graystones from the lane back to the church


Lorton Church and the yew trees with Graystones behind


Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head and Whiteside


Low Fell from another of the paths we surveyed


Mellbreak


a wizened old tree