The advent of a public holiday is almost always synonymous with bad weather but not so this recent Easter weekend. Easter Monday was not only fine but warm, or at least what passes for warm in these parts.
There is a series of walks on the Northumberland National Park website and we are slowly working our way through the lot – on Monday we did this one – Wark to Warkfield Head – a walk around Wark. Actually we did just half of it heading down the road into Wark at the halfway point. Despite the sun and warm air, the footpaths remain wet and boggy after heavy rain so the trek to Ramshaws Mill just promised more of the same. Another day perhaps.
The roads echoed to the glorious sound of V-twins rushing north to Kielder (an acquired taste, I know), jetliners scarred the skies, the fields were full of spring lambs corralled by over-protective mothers, everything lit by a clean bright light across a landscape unaware of winter’s end.
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