This afternoon I went for a walk on Cleadon Hills, hadn’t been there before, but thought I might catch the sunset as it’s high up. I managed to park in the wrong place and ended up walking up a really steep muddy hill to get to the top, as opposed to the gentle incline I could have taken if I’d just driven a bit further down the road. No matter, I survived (though my leg muscles may not forgive me tomorrow) and it was worth it for the views. I walked a lot further than intended and realised I’d have to get back before dark set in and I had to go down the slippery hill in the dark, thereby missing the view of the glorious sunset from the top, and just catching a little bit of it on the way down. So not a great success, and I will have to return in summer and do the ‘proper’ walk for a fraggle report.
Cleadon Water Tower at the top of my muddy hill.
The view from further along, by Cleadon Mill.
Same view, in the ball, and my shot of the day
and the missed sunset through the trees at the bottom of the hill.