Woodland walk

I thought I would share the photos I took when walking through the woodland mentioned in my last post.

Church Minshull village from the top of the hill

Church Minshull village from the top of the hill

18th century church. unfortunately like many churches was locked.

18th century church. unfortunately like many churches was locked.

Alot of the old houses are beamed. Not a spirit level in sight when they were built.

Alot of the old houses are beamed. Not a spirit level in sight when they were built.

And another beamed house.

And another beamed house.

Lovely evenings walk. Started quite flat.

Lovely evenings walk. Started quite flat.

View over the valley

View over the valley

River Weaver. Now descending on our walk.

River Weaver. Now descending on our walk.

Flowers starting to appear

Flowers starting to appear

I like to take pictures of the wild flowers as they come into season. So here are the flowers I saw on our walk. I think this is Greater Stitchwort (but please correct me if I am wrong)

I like to take pictures of the wild flowers as they come into season. So here are the flowers I saw on our walk. I think this is Greater Stitchwort (but please correct me if I am wrong)

Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine

Bluebell

Bluebell

Cowslip

Cowslip

Friday was dry, but not as warm as predicted. We decided to move along. The two moorings I chose (quiet and rural) were turned down by Charlie. Because the Middlewich branch is only 8 miles long, we soon found ourselves at Barbridge junction, and we needed to turn right here for Chester. It was busy. A boat got caught by the wind and couldn’t make the turn in, we stopped to investigate, meanwhile another boat behind us carried on despite us telling them the scenario! Anyway we got through safely and moored a little way before Bunbury staircase locks on the Shropshire Union Canal. Weather has changed somewhat and although bright is cooler. No time restriction where we are so we may stay a couple of nights and do some chores (and no doubt more fishing….yawn!!!). Nearby is Bunbury water mill and Beeston castle. We may investigate these at some point. Either soon or on the way back.

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