1. Beautiful metalwork.
    Beautiful sky beyond.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Before the rain arrived!

      1. Ooh, I’m sure it looked just as special when wet!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          gets very muddy!

  2. bushboy says:

    Does one kiss before or after passing through the gate?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Folklore has it that the first person through can demand a kiss to allow the next person through, but we all know that’s not the real meaning of the name πŸ˜‰

      1. bushboy says:

        What is the real meaning?

        1. Heyjude says:

          It’s a hinged gate that swings between two shutting posts, it allows one person at a time to pass through but keeps livestock out. The name derives from the fact that the hinged part touches – or β€˜kisses’ – both sides of the enclosure rather than being securely latched like a normal gate.

        2. bushboy says:

          Thanks Jude πŸ™‚

  3. restlessjo says:

    That’s a good kwestion from Brian. Why not both? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Looks like a nice morning for a stroll.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was then. A little grey and cloudy right now.

      1. restlessjo says:


  4. I wonder what does those boulders for? But then, a lovely distraction from a walk…:-)

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are huge lumps of granite that you have to manoeuvre yourself around on the way up the hill. Probably part of the iron age hill fort that once was on the top.

  5. margaret21 says:

    That looks a delightful secret walk.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not really, this leads off from the car park. The most difficult route up to the top so we avoid it.

      1. margaret21 says:

        Still looks good though.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Don’t think you read this post which explains why I don’t do up this way!

        2. margaret21 says:

          Comments are closed so I’ll comment here. No, I didn’t follow you then. Not do I know this walk. But oh yes. I know the problems you describe. Heigh ho. Getting older eh. Who’d do it?

        3. Heyjude says:

          I might be better at it now as I saw a chiropractor who managed to fix up a tilted pelvis. But although I can get over the stiles better now I still haven’t attempted this route up the hill!

        4. margaret21 says:

          We need to know our limits πŸ˜‰

  6. I bet that gate can tell some stories…

    1. Heyjude says:

      I imagine it is well used.

  7. Sue says:

    What an inviting scene, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is when it’s dry, like when the photo was taken, but it can get very muddy here.

      1. Sue says:

        Oh, fair enough!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is lovely around here.

      1. Very beautiful indeed!

  8. Ann Mackay says:

    The gate and the path look very inviting!

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are easier ways up the hill. I have my preferences πŸ˜„

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