Wednesday morning 6th January brought a fresh snowfall, giving Peter Mackness further photographic opportunities for the following four lovely images….
…..and bringing the children (and some parents and grandparents) out for the traditional sledging on Castle Hill…
Pause for much needed warm drinks
The new path across Castle Green is well used
Traditionally known as "Dark Lane" but very bright today....
....as can be seen
More parents arrive to beseige Castle Hill...
....defences are constructed.....
.... the enemy identified....
....and battle commences.
....and the enemy is put to flight
The boys press home their advantage
Other means of travel make their appearance
....and a Norwegian baggage "pulk" is pressed into service
With temperatures remaining well below zero, the evenly distributed snow is ideal for cross country skiing
After a few days tracks ranged far into adjoining parishes
Minor roads are untreated and make perfect highways for skis
Passing through Weedon Lois
The hungry sheep are less than pleased with the conditions......
....and approach the skier hoping for additional fodder.
Gated roads and tracks can be linked to give good cross country ski circuits (Photo: Andrew Waite)
Approaching Astwell Castle (Photo: Andrew Waite)
Photo: Andrew Waite
Returning home as the sun sets