Stroll – Winter Wonderland

I had to go to the railway station this afternoon to buy the tickets for my Christmas family visit. The conditions had improved since I last tried to go for a walk a couple of days ago. Then, it was so icy underfoot that I gave up – a broken hip doesn’t do much for one’s fitness and I nearly came a cropper several times in a few hundred yards.

Today, it was above freezing point and snow had fallen so there was something for my boots to grip rather than just wet ice. It was still dodgy in places on the hilltops though, and where vehicles had compacted the snow on top of ice.

I walked up to Spencer Lane from the station, then through Old Chamber and down to Weasal Hall, Horsehold Road, then back into town along the canal towpath. It wasn’t a long walk but the hills looked lovely covered in snow and it was great to be out in the fresh air again without being blasted by a Siberian wind.

Here’s a small selection of today’s snaps:

Sheep eating in the snow
Sheep eating in the snow

Heptonstall church from Old Chamber
Heptonstall church from Old Chamber

Hebden Bridge at dusk in winter
Hebden Bridge at dusk in winter

I might not be posting again before Christmas, so make sure you have a nice time folks and don’t forget – it’s easier not to put weight on than it is to get it back off again! 😉

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2 Responses to “Stroll – Winter Wonderland”

  1. an old trick i learned in the army….a pair of socks on the outside of the boot will give you grip on snow and ice. as long as you get them on over the ball of your foot, they will not come off.

  2. Hmm, I might try that when I have to walk to the shops in icy conditions. Generally speaking though, I avoid going out when it is icy if I can!

    I’m going to be buying a new pair of walking boots soon and I toyed with the idea of fixing some screws into the soles of my old ones to give me some grip on ice. Only trouble is – those boots leak, which is why I’m buying new ones! I suppose I could wear my Sealskinz with them.

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