Favourite local spot
Talkin Tarn Country park is a short drive away and soon became a favourite spot for us.
Jan first took us there in 2007
It it well used by walkers, runners, young and old with or without dogs plus buggies and push chairs because it is only 1.13 miles, 1.8km, 2770 steps around the main route so can be accomplished fairly comfortably. I won’t tell you how long it took me last time – but I do like to sit and admire the view, catch my breath and relax -frequently!
A welcome seat!
At this time of the year thousands of birds can be seen swooping over the water seeking insects to feed to their young. The ducks get fed by all and sundry.
It is a great place to meet people as they are all so friendly and are eager to greet you as they approach.
The trees are beautiful and from every point the views are simply lovely. It is a very peaceful and uplifting place to visit, at any time of the year.
I love these pictures below of the team burning up tree debris in November.
Roy wistfully looking at the boats. He thinks the Tarn is too small for a catamaran which is what we used to sail.
The last pictures are of Brampton Fell Signal Box, near Talkin Tarn, where our grandson Matthew presides over the levers and numerous other gadgets in between admiring the views all around. He loves his job! Waves to the train drivers and regular motorists, passersby etc., Hairiest moment is when two trains are approaching him from opposite directions and will meet up at the crossing around the same time – must remember to leave the gates open!
- 17 May, 2010
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