Another wet day without much light but we managed to squeeze in a local walk - and managed to avoid most of the short, sharp showers. We parked next to the river in Abbeystead and walked up the steep hill through the woods. All of the 'footpaths' were under water and impassable so, on this occasion, we stuck to the quiet lane which runs up to the Trough Road on the moors.
First snowdrops we've seen this year

One of the paths not taken

A row of beautifully gnarled old trees, with Hawthornthwaite Fell behind

This looks great fun, but not today

More old woodwork

The barren moors

An improvement in the weather

Looking back towards the wooded Wyre valley and Abbeystead

The river was dark and fast through Abbeystead