Our Friday walk saw us at Tittesworth Reservoir in the Staffordshire Moorlands. It is close to the village of Meerbrook, near Leek and The Roaches.
It was 1st December and the weather had turned decidedly wintry. By the end of the walk my fingers and toes were tingling with cold.
The winter sun was bright in the sky and glistened on the water. There seemed to be very few water birds around, just a few gulls bobbing up and down seemingly immune to the cold.
There was a crunchy frost underfoot as we made our way down the path towards the boardwalk.
It was too cold to sit on the stone sofa provided for those wishing to relax and gaze over the lake.
The boardwalk path was very slippy, down in this area we could hear and see the birds flitting in the trees, birds like Siskins and Long Tailed Tits too quick for me to capture with my camera. Paul has written a post about the other birds we saw - here
Only the robins were prepared to pose for a photo or two.
There was still lots of intersting fungi to be spotted.
Further along the water on the reservoir was white and fozen over.
Time to return to the visitor centre for a bowl of tasty Carrot and Parsnip soup.
It was delicious and warming after such a cold walk.