We set off along the path passing the grotto on the way. It is said that here was the place that dramatist William Congreve sat and wrote his play 'The Old Bachelor.' He visited Ilam Hall with his friends Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
Taking care down the steps as we go down towards the path.
Passing fields of dandelions, banks of wild garlic, pink campions and bluebells.
Grazing sheep with their lambs
Across the meadow, over the river and up through the woods; as we walk the church bells are ringing, calling people to the Sunday morning service. The birds are singing and moorhen chicks squeak to their mother on the edge of the water.
Which leads us back to Ilam Hall (now a Youth Hostel) which was used for the exterior of Lowood School in Jane Eyre televised by the BBC a couple of years ago.
Nice view? Yes, indeed and lovely walk too.