Tuesday, 24th September 2013
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Heading into Fairy Glen . . .
a bridge takes the path across Sprodley Brook . . .
where a couple of waterfalls . . .
require closer inspection . . .
even though there isn't much water in them
The cattle are taking their morning rest
The lock gates hint at a big difference in water levels . . .
and the capstan . . .
shows signs of much use
The actual difference in water levels can now be seen
The corn is taller than me . . .
and the cobs are developing nicely
An unusual stile with a wooden arch
Ashurst Beacon, a listed building, built in 1798 from sandstone rubble . . .
and said to be built as a watch tower to warn of a
Unfortunately the views are rather hazy
Leaving the Beacon behind . . .
a quick look at the topograph . . .
which has a sign to one of my frequented spots
Impressive trees in this oak woodland . . .
and impressive fungi - the GPS added to provide perspective
Looking back to Ashurst Beacon . . .
and the onward track has been nicely mown
Reflections in the canal . . .
as I make my way along the canal bank . . .
and past the first bridge . . .
to reach the railway bridge - in time to catch the train
The it's back over the bridge to reach the car