On The Riverside.

Today was one of those days when I really wish I had taken my camera out with me, instead of just my phone. This frosty walk along the river from home to the village of Chatburn gave lots of photographic opportunities of the feathered variety. I counted Grey Herons, Little Egrets, Canada Geese, Moorhens, Kestrel, Goosanders and Wagtails .

We don’t often walk on the left hand side of the Ribble on this route for some reason, so it was nice to see the surrounding countryside from a different perspective. Clitheroe’s industrial landscape appeared sporadically in the distance.

Mute Swan.

Mary Horner’s attractive carved bench was particularly striking. Was she a shepherdess I wonder….

Alder catkins.

A type of polypore fungi.

After a brew and sausage roll in the village of Chatburn we chose to walk back home on the road, though another great way to get back to Clitheroe is of course along the other side of the river.

Thanks for joining me on a Winter’s day stroll.


36 thoughts on “On The Riverside.”

  1. It looks like you had a really nice walk, I like the header photo. I was contemplating going out myself but the weather couldn’t make it’s mind up – blue sky and sunny one minute, grey five minutes later then back to sun again, and by the time it stayed nice enough for long enough it was too late to go anywhere 😦

  2. That is a walk we’ve done, but on a benign early summer’s day – so different to your lovely crisp wintery walk – I think it is one we need to do again 🚢

  3. The walk looks wonderful, it’s good to get out and about. The carved bench is lovely. We’ve just got back from a short walk but it is very damp and cold out and still a bit slippy underfoot:)

  4. You can’t beat a tingly frosty walk. Fascinating that your River Ribble is the same river that we walk along as it rushes into the Irish Sea! The eider ducks have returned at our end! x

    1. Yes , I think the Ribble Way walk is about 70 miles long, and your at the exciting sea end. πŸ™‚ I have only once seen Eider ducks, and that was in the Outer Hebrides. X

  5. Lovely walk!! The header photo is especially pretty!! I like how you use the word β€œslippy”. Very common usage in the maritimes, where the British influence is still strong. Here on the prairies we use β€œslippery” 😊

  6. Looks a lovely walk even though it seems mighty chilly, just the opposite to what we have in store for us today. 37deg……….Thanks for sharing as it is the only way I have in these times to see somewhere I may never come again. Love that bench. Take care, stay safe & warm and hugs from down under.

  7. Looks like a lovelg walk. A shame you didn’t take your camera. I sometimes feel like that, but Harry not good at waiting and having to carry a camera kind of ruins the freedom of the walk too – or is that just me?

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