I’ve been meaning to post these pictures all week, I don’t know where the time goes these days!
Last Sunday I went up on the Edge with a friend, it had been pouring with rain for a couple of hours before I set off, but thankfully it stopped about ten minutes before I left the house. It turned into a wonderful warm sunny day.
While I was waiting in the layby at 8.30am, a car pulled up behind me and a group of teenagers got out and staggered towards Castle Rock. One large bottle of vodka, a large bottle of coke and a soda siphon (yes really!) clasped to their chests, with the obligatory ciggie in hand. In the Victorian era, when the railways first brought the tourists in from Manchester and beyond, there used to be beer tents set up on the Edge, so today’s kids are actually part of a long tradition of boozing. There’s nothing new under the sun!
This is Wizard’s Well.
Above and below, two views of the different layers of sandstone under Castle Rock
De Trafford Well. The overflow of water is wearing a channel through the sandstone rock below the soil and leaf litter. It’s only visible in parts and reminds me a little of the red water fall at Chalice Well. This well is the only one with a stream of water, which falls from the rock into the basin, the others are filled by drops seeping out between the rock layers. It’s the best place to collect water – I’d taken a bottle especially!
I found a neon yellow rubber ball by De Trafford Well. There were no dogs or children around so I brought it home with me. Charlie was really excited about the pressie and immediately began his ‘jump on a chair with a ball, roll it off, jump on a chair with a ball, roll it off’ game but unfortunately only got about ten minutes of fun before The Grinch came and took it away. Whenever he has a toy Tilly takes it, when he was a puppy she used to take them upstairs one by one and hide them under the bed in the spare room.