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We drove to Trawden to spend the day with Bev and her husband Len. When we arrived it was raining heavily. We decided to do the planned walk anyway and donned full waterproof gear. Just to prove Sod’s Law is active, the rain stopped and the sun came out, as you can see on this picture. It’s patently obvious that if we hadn’t worn waterproofs, the rain would have continued all day! :D
We walked to the nearby village of Wycoller, which is a pretty little village that survived plans to dam the stream and obliterate it under water. It is now designated a ‘Country Park’. Wycoller Hall, which is the building you can see on the right through the trees, is now in ruins, and many think it was Charlotte Bronte’s inspiration for Feardean Manor which features in Jane Eyre.
There are seven ancient bridges over the stream. This one is Packhorse Bridge, which is thought to be 800 years old, although renovations have been done over the years.

As we were on a walk I didn’t take my tripod, which accounts for the ISO320, so I could get a hand-holdable speed with a good DOF.
See map link right, which I hope pinpoints where I stood

WS1 is a front view of Packhorse Bridge, showing the uneven arches.
WS2 is a view of the ruined Wycoller Hall


ISO320, FL18mm

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