I haven’t been doing much more than meander on my walks of late. That’s less about the weather and more a lack of time. But I’m supposed to be getting myself geared up for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, so a week or so ago I set off with son Joe with a vague plan to head to Pule Hill (highest place near us) and have a mooch for fossils on the way back.
Pule Hill has the only example globally (yes, I think that is correct) of a particular species of Goniatites (a type of cephalopod) in the Marine Shale at the base of the hill.
These Fossils aren’t ‘spectacular’ in size (way smaller than those shown on Wikipedia) and they need some looking for – but they were really clear when we started to find them.
It was a nice mooch after a meandering walk 🙂
And then last Sunday, I did another (short) walk to at least feel like I’d stretched my legs.
Brodie dog and I headed up behind the house to take in some of the Marsden moor heritage trail, we then looped around the Deer farm* at the top end of the valley and came back down into the village.
This was again just over 2 hours of meandering. Nothing big but it was really nice to get some air!
The next walk will have to be a tad longer..
* The deer farm as shown here: