A beautiful amble along the Monty at lower Frankton today with camera at hand on a stunning April afternoon, a little bit of a explore on Weston Arm of the canal which was a section of canal branching of the Montgomery canal, it was never completed and its intention was to link the Monty (Montgomery canal) to Shrewsbury.
A short walk but we managed a lot of photography along the way with a mixture of nature,
landscape with a hind of the industrial revolution thrown in.
Lower Frankton is the start of the Monty on its 35 mile journey to Newtown, the Monty is linked to the Llangollen canal on T junction and marked by a simple finger post.
As the Monty heads its way to Newtown it drops down a impressive step flight of four locks and a very well restored lockkeepers hut.
Please enjoy my Photography from today and please feel free to comment, share or just ask a question
s0 i get good Friday off work so no doubt i am off walking for the morning, so this morning i had a go at walking in the Shropshire hills and i been quite keen to try walking a Hill just outside Church Stretton on a interestingly welsh named hill of Caer Cadadoc which is quite a distinctive and dominating hill which can been seen from most of north Shropshire.
I found this more of a mini mountain feel some good hard steep walking to the summit with impressive views looking north over the Shropshire and Cheshire plain.
This impressive hill with summit 499m (1506ft) above sea level, listed a Marilyn
OS grid SO477953, its well marked path starting in Church Stretton which made this a very accessible walk which i tracked the distance on my GPS as 8km and a walking time of 2 hour 40 minutes on a none rushed walk.
Church Stretton appears very walker friendly with maps and information boards around the town and large sign above the car park pay and display "Walkers Welcome" put a smile on my face overall.... a very good Friday walk
I spotted this mainline railway incline today a thought it looked quite interesting from the bridge at Ruabon.
The first photo was taken with a 35mm lens then my 300m lens to get the gradient visible.
You can see it dipping of in the distance, I just thought I looked interesting to photograph with line dipping away in the distance
.A absolutely stunning April morning today walking along a 3 mile section on Glyndwrs Way a section along Llanerchydol Drive to the summit of Golfa Hill.
A good early start to catch some early morning light for Photography was worth walk., very peaceful with sound of woodpeckers around..
Here is a few photos i took at dusk and a bit of a relaxing bit of photography after work at Powis Castle.
Being fairly quiet there were a few Deer about and Pheasants about which gave me some photography subjects to photograph, being low light with a 300mm zoom lens which was quite challenging with the fast changing light, with plenty of changes of aperture and shutter speed setting,keeping my ISO to the lower settings, if i photograph anything industrial i go got the higher numbers for that grainy affect.
I can never get any sort of different compositions of Powis castle and its quite limiting to were you can photograph it, so tonight i avoided it and just stuck with the resident Deer and pheasants and enjoyed the warm evening and walk with my camera finishing my walk back alongside the Montgomery Canal which was lovely and peaceful.
Easter weekend and finding a mountain in snowdonia with out crowds needs a bit of research, With Moel Hebog been on the back boiler for while this was todays choice of mountain and also added to my quest to climb all the welsh mountains which means another summit bagged.
A fair bit of scrambling involved to the 783m summit, indeed a peaceful walk with much only a few people about,
we passed pen-y-pass on route to Beddgelert there was a plentiful abundance of cars parked along the road and crowds heading to the summit of snowdon, but sorry snowdon in the summer its not for me as i just love the peace and tranquility of a mountain.
With just a few people on the summit claiming the summit trig point a good chance to take in the views form the summit looking over the sea and thankfully and brilliant weather and Snowdons summit appeared hidden by cloud all the time were on Moel Hebog.
We absolutely loved this very walk peaceful as planned and beautiful views and most certainly will get your pulse racing on the scrabbling up the side, the decent fairly challenging on the scree with treking poles a must, but great fun.
Beddgelert and a very picturesque village but go when its early morning before crowds get out, enjoy the peace and views of the mountains and of course its walks
A photography session of these amazingly tame squirrels in Grosvenor Park, i was just amazed at how tame these squirrels were which there were lots of these young squirrels running about the park, it was quite a relaxing session of photography and surrounded my these lovely animals.
Another section of the Sandstone trail completed today in glorious spring weather, this section was Primrosehill wood near Delamere Forest.
Plenty of Photography along the way and a slight detour to Urchin,s Kitchen which is a small 300m gorge formed from the last ice age under a vast ice sheet creating undercuts in the weak sandstone.
Our walk started at Kings gate carpark and was a circular walk (walk 4) from the book - Circular walks along the sandstone trail,