Shipley Country Park - "Frogsty"
w/e 03 February 2019
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

If forecasters can join the words "mist" and "drizzle" to talk about "mizzle" weather, I feel quite justified in combing "fog" and frost" to describe these images of the "frogsty" conditions apparent in this short walk through Shipley Country Park.

Level Crossing

We entered the park via the old Coach Road to the Miller-Mundy estate where six posts mark the position of a level crossing at the former railway line that is now the Nutbrook Trail.
Icy Path

Crossing the Nutbrook Trail we followed the icy footpath up the hill towards the Visitor Centre.
Bridle Path

Usuing the bridle path we bypassed the Visitor Centre.
Frosty Footsteps

We left the bridle path to cut across the grass following the frosty footsteps of those who had gone before.
Dog Walking

This led to the boundary fence around the Cinderhill Coppice and during a brief photo stop, we were passed by a lady walking six dogs. One of them turned to pose for a picture before scampering off after the others.
Exercise Equipment

The path leads to Bell Lane but we turned off to continue along another path around the Cinderhill Coppice passing several pieces of exercise equipment.

At an entrance to Cinderhill Coppice we turned the opposite way, left the path and descended the hill again over the grass heading towards the trees around Osborne's Pond.

Turning left at the path by the pond the frosty trees looked like the entrance to a winter wonderland.

Osborne's Pond

Thin ice covered much of the water but there were a few birds swimming near the feeding area. More were sheltering under the trees nearby.

Leaving the pond behind and passing the way back up to the Visitor Centre, we climbed the bank up to the Nutbrook Trail and made our out of the park. I wonder if I could trademark "frogsty" to describe these conditions? Very much doubt it!
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