The weather being pleasant, and the Hall family needing some more time off from unpacking (yes, we’re *still* at it), we decided to have a walk up Hope Mountain which sits very handily on our doorstep.
It’s only just a mountain, a shade over 1000ft high, but as you can see the view as you approach the summit is very pretty. I’d been told that on a clear day you can see the Liverpool Cathedrals, and today we could just make out the Anglican one.
It wasn’t a long walk, perhaps 3 miles, but the route we took was through woodland and the path was very overgrown in places, making progress difficult. Anyway, it was a very pleasant walk and I’m sure we’ll be making jaunts here in future. `there’s nothing like a country walk to blow the cobwebs away.
If you look carefully in the picture, you can just about make out the ruin of Caergwrle castle. The next time I go up, I’ll be taking my SLR for sure.