We carried on up the valley
passing the coin trunk, that reminded me of the one at Bolton Abbey.
Up and down we walked, it was so lovely, peaceful with just the noise of the river and birds
We passed Ilam rock, an amazing limestone pillar
The wild flowers were just beginning to carpet the wood
Continuing on we passed the Dove Holes caves
The path then took us into the lovely little village of Milldale.
We walked a little further till we came to a suitable picnic spot and settled down to enjoy the food, the views and the peacefulness. As we retraced our steps it certainly became busy, Milldale looked like this
and that picture wasn't taken at the busiest spot. On reaching the stepping stones there were long queues to get across so we chose to carry on down the same side eventually returning back to the car park which was now jammed solid with not a space to be found. We decided to call it a day and said goodbye to C and A. It took a little time to get onto the main road again, goodness how long it would have taken us if we had stayed another hour. Having got back by 5pm we were able to enjoy a rather nice G&T in the sun before having our tea cooked for us by J.
I hope you have had a lovely weekend too, Happy Easter! L. Anne x