Monk Wood and Barlow ponds (10th February 2020)

Tuesday 10th February: a Steve & Ros Sadler walk

It was a cold but bright morning as 16 hardy souls gathered at Cowley Mission for a Winter Warmer Walk. Not knowing what to expect after Storm Ciara the previous weekend, we set off on a five mile walk fuelled by tea or coffee and toast provided by Pat and Graham at the Mission. Conditions underfoot were surprisingly good as we headed through Monk Wood on a delightful route of footpaths and bridleways. We eventually reached Barlow Fisheries for our coffee stop and right on cue the sunshine broke through! Fortified once more we continued our walk via Peakley Hill and Brindwoodgate before heading back to Cowley Mission. Despite a couple of sleety showers and our muddy boots an enjoyable walk.  

 Photos from Graham Gill.