Another day, different weather

Just one day after my last blog post.

The one thing about living up here in the north pennines is that weatherwise hardly two days are the same. After my blog post of that bright winters dawn yesterday (The Early Bird) today was a different matter. We were greeted by a thick layer of snow that had fallen overnight. In fact it was still snowing as I tucked into my breakfast. No point in heading out anywhere today in the car, it was a case of staying local. The handy thing about living in a small village in the country is that within a short walking distance I can be in open countryside. So it was boots on, camera kit attached, dog lead hooked up and off we went into the white world. These are the resulting photos.

Bowes in winter
Bowes street under a blanket of snow.
The gritters are out in force this morning.
Dog walker Bowes
Dogs still have to be walked, despite the weather.
Gilmonby in snow
Gilmonby under a cloak of snow.
Gilmonby winter
Gilmonby, once described by Alfred Wainwright as ”a paradise”.
snowy lane Gilmonby
Snow laden trees form an arch over our route.
West Plantation snow
West Plantation, one of my favourite places, in all seasons.
Larch trees in snow
Larch trees heavy with snow.
West plantation Bowes
The road through the wood
West plantation Bowes
Standing pines. A view similar to one that I took recently in bright sunshine.
Sheep in snow
The hardy sheep.
Lone tree near Bowes
Lone tree with three gates, we go through the one on the right.
Bowes farmhouse
Tucked away. A farm I have passed hundreds of times but today is my first photograph of it.
Pennine way bridge near Bowes
Footbridge over the River Greta.
River Greta from the bridge
The view downstream. The only colour coming from the peaty water
River Greta and bridge
The bridge is part of the Bowes Loop of the Pennine Way.
River Greta near Bowes
The Greta works its way down the valley.
Bowes Castle and stile
Bowes castle in the fog.
Bowes Castle and church in snow
The remains of Bowes Castle and the church
Bowes Castle in snow
Not a bad feature to have behind your house.
Bowes in winter
and back in Bowes Village.

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