It’s been a while since I did a blog post about our Weekend Wanders. In truth, we haven’t been wandering anywhere that exciting recently! West Yorkshire has been in some form of Covid-19 restrictions since March and the levels keep changing. We’re now in a Lockdown 2.0, meaning we can’t meet friends (unless it’s one person from each household). Schools are still open though so at least Hols gets to see her friends there! Here are some photos from our weekend wander to Digley.
In an attempt to boost my mood I’ve been trying to get out walking as much as I can. One of my favourite places to go is Digley (see previous trip here). It’s about ten minutes drive away from our house but the scenery is incredible. We went last weekend before the full on lockdown started and we didn’t see any other people.
The weather wasn’t kind though, and it was very wet and muddy which made our route quite hard going, especially for little legs. We did however see some of the beautiful Yorkshire moorland and woodland.
It feels so good to get out in nature and feel a sense of freedom for a change. Working from home (and my husband working from home) soon loses it’s appeal, and you can end up feeling a bit like a prisoner if you don’t get out and about. Having the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on our doorstep means we are spoilt for choice as to where to walk, but this is always one of my favourite places.
I know it’s the wrong moors, but it has a very Wuthering Heights feel to it (especially these old farm buildings. Does anyone live in them? How do they go on when it snows?!).
If you’re in the area you can do a circular walk around the reservoir, or park on the A635 and walk down the Pennine Way footpaths. If you’re feeling adventurous there’s a route by the Walking Englishman which takes in a lot of the views in the area – at 12 miles though it’s not for the faint hearted!