With the warmer weather of last week and the clocks changing to British Summer Time it did seem like winter was giving way to spring but an icy blast of overnight snow in East Cheshire led to an early start on Sunday morning for a walk in Macclesfield Forest to catch the best of the weather.
|A dusting of snow can be seen on the summit of Teggs Nose looking across from Bottoms Reservoir. The snow was thawing fast but with no wind it was sticking to the trees creating winter wonderland conditions in the forest.|
|Views above include the information board at Trentabank Reservoir informing visitors about the Heronry here, there were not many Herons around today but they can often be seen in the trees shown in the photo on the right where they build their nests.|
|Sunlight through the trees in the forest near the Visitors Centre; since the forest was last featured on Boots and Paws the scenery has changed with lots of the trees cleared, especially around Ridgegate Reservoir where many were damaged or felled by the high winds last year. The other photos above show horses in Wildboarclough and a view across fields towards the summit of Shining Tor with the sky promising more snow on the way.|