We started our walk from the lower car park after we had walked up to the OFFICE to get ourselves a map.
The photos here are entered in the order taken on the walk so it should show how beautiful it was - well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. The walk itself is not a difficult one but it took us 2 hours to get to the cafe at the mill (the half way point of the walk) because I kept stopping to capture shots of the area it would probably only take half that time if you were just walking at a steady pace. The second half took about 50 mins.
I hope you enjoy this photographic record of our walk.
This is the start heading down from the car park.
Then you take a right just before this building to follow the Red walk
Beautiful autumnal colours everywhere
I had come to practice my photography skills and the river was the perfect place.
A momentary break from the river revealed this rather reptilian like tree branch.
But I was soon back to the river.
Rivulets to be found everywhere due to the wet weather we have had lately.
Eventually I found my other hoped for subject - mushrooms!
I even tried to catch the tiny trickle in this little "cave" .
But the river was the main attraction.
I think this is my favourite of the day so far.
I really liked the colours in this newly chopped tree.
But the river was the winner.
The leaves on this rock were not being swept away by the river - how was that possible?
And then I spied these beauties!
But I think maybe this one is my favourite of the whole day.
At this point we realised that unless I stopped trying to take a photo of every step we would never reach the half way point so a pact was made " no more photos until the cafe was reached!
So after a lovely lunch at the Mill cafe we set off on the return leg of the walk - this would be quicker as we were further away from the river (but I was hoping for more mushrooms).
This shot is a look back at the mill as we started the ascent . This was to prove rather precarious due to the wet conditions and my slippy trainers (better buy some proper boots). I plunged to the ground desparately trying not to get mud on the camera (at which I was successful but alas my trousers were caked in mud causing a rethink on the planned visit to Ruby Shoesday in Hebden Bridge at the end of the walk)!