I hadn’t been there before which you might think odd as it’s only a few miles from where I live. The reason is the unadopted road leading to it. For the uninitiated, this means that it has been disowned by the local council and so it isn’t cared for and pitted with car-crunching potholes.
I feel freer to takes risks with my car’s suspension since I paid the final installment at the end of January and it became my property in all its now fading splendour.
No-one seems sure why this area of valley wetland is called the Roman Lakes since there is absolutely no evidence that the Romans had anything to do with it.
In fact, the eponymous lakes were actually created to supply water to Oldknows’s Mill built by Samuel Oldknow at the end of the 18th century.
As mentioned above, it is a little off the beaten track, in fact the road leading to it looks as if it has been beaten into submission.
However I did comes across this peacock who did a lot of strutting and posing, but refused to display his tail. And in the distance I could make out the rapid, hollow sounding drumming of a woodpecker. Spring is on its way!