|The water had burst its banks and covered the land beside the pub.|
We went for lunch at a local pub, by the River Anker, which widens out into a kind of lake at this point - it's part of a wetlands nature reserve, known as Alvecote Pools, and I think the pools and lakes were caused by some kind of industrial activity, like mining or quarrying. We'd planned a nice walk, but found the area flooded, which surprised us, because although it's very low lying we didn't realise there had been that much rain recently. The grass verge was like a quagmire, and part of the road was under water, but everything looked spectacular in the winter sunshine, so I took a few photos.
|The field on the other side of the road was also flooded, but the cattle seemed |
unfazed - there was still enough grass for them to graze.
|It was halfway through the afternoon, but the leaf-covered tracks were still frosty.|
There is an Army shooting range, which I thought was no longer used, but apparently it is, and the wood is closed during those periods.
|There are lots of birches and other deciduous trees,|
but I like this view through some conifers looking out at the