We were going to go out for a walk on Boxing Day morning but it rained and it rained and then it rained some more plus the wind was very gusty so we decided to spend another day at home. We'd spent most of Christmas Eve and all of Christmas day at home so were ready to get out even just for an hour but it wasn't to be. So yesterday we set out to a local country park to blow some cobwebs away.
It was quite grey and misty but at least the wind had dropped and the heavy rain had, for the moment, rained itself out.
It was our usual walk at Consall Nature Park along the paths which pass the two fishing pools.
Down towards the river, railway and canal.
We walked along the towpath and past the little station which serves the Churnet Valley Steam Railway. We didn't see any trains but apparently they were running at the weekend.
We crossed the railway and the canal and wandered back amongst the skeletal winter trees
It was good to be out in the fresh air and we saw lots of different mosses and fungi as we walked.
I'll be back soon with my December Scavenger Hunt photos.