Roughton Gill Walk

We had a nice sunny couple of days so we went to explore new ground. From a geological point of view Roughton Gill is a very interesting place, it’s apparently a mecca for mineral collectors, but alas all I found was a few quartz crystals. There has been mining here since Elizabethan times, and a vast array of minerals have been found here. You can see a full list of minerals found here. Apparently there are some stunning specimens from this area in the National History museum.

It was a beautiful walk on great paths.

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This is not on the tourist trail so we had the place to ourselves most of the way, no yuppies in brand new gear. I do so cherish some isolation from time to time.
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The sheep seemed to take an interest in us .
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And the puddles had signs of life too.
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Someone had kindly made some seats so we could have our picnic in comfort.

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The waterfall at the head of the valley was rather special don’t you think?

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This will be a walk we will do again in the not so distant future, but now I’m off to do some design work inspired by the rock, lichen and river photos I took along the way. I will show you in another post soon.

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