As we walk along the path there are a few of the red grouse sunbathing in the winter heather. There are patches of frost where the heat of the sun hasn't been able to reach yet this morning. Sometimes we don't see the grouse hiding until we are quite close to them when they will suddenly fly off, flapping their wings noisily and loudly calling their warning to the others.
We reach the trig point and the morning sun is making long shadows from the white post. This point is a popular resting point for walkers coming from all directions including out journey from Wessenden on the A635 and from the other end of this stretch of the Pennine Way at Crowden on the A628. It's quite a nice walk of around six miles and is very popular all year around. We just tend to walk up to the trig point and back which is about three and a half miles but sometimes we'll take different routes making it around 5 miles. Other times we have done a circular route going down to Wessenden Lodge (as on the signpost) across to Black Moss Reservoir, take the alternative Pennine Way route back to the A635 and then up to Black Hill before heading down the way we have just come, back to the signpost.
Here's Lynne getting into the alternative shot of the trig point, still cold and raring to get off on our journey back down the hill. I didn't take many photos on the way back and none worth posting so that's it for today. Next time, I went to Digley Reservoir the following morning with Evey dog when it was still very cold, but more cloudy and misty. So I took a lot of scenic shots and did some post processing on them. Hope you like them.