On a beautiful sunny but wintery day we just had to get out and see some more of the local area. As neither one of us felt particularily energetic, though, we settled on a short hike/scramble around How Stean Gorge.
At almost 6 pounds the entry fee was a little hard on the wallet, but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable afternoons we've had in a long time. We caught the weather at a perfect combination. Cold enough to make icicles, calm and sunny for great lighting, plus low water levels and dry conditions for perfect rock scrambling without much ice.
So we got to play in the gorge for a few hours, with only a few splashes include from some invisible black ice. Our feet stayed dry and the icicles were just fascinating. It would be a great spot to come back to in the summer sun with a picnic! Hope you like the pics!
More photos are on Flickr here