A terrible day for taking photographs. A terrible day, in fact, for walking, but at least there was hardly anyone around. However, I did have lunch in the cave featured in the bottom picture. The slopes were muddy, gates were surrounded by water. But the landscape here is wonderful. Conical hills and narrow valleys; fast-flowing rivers and loud weirs; woodlands full of oak, hazel, ash and rowan. The noise of skylarks surrounding higher ground. Very little flora around these parts, given the sheep have stripped the land bare – it’s wild, but not wild.