My walk today began on Morton Moor, like the famous Ilkley Moor and the less renowned Addingham High Moor both of which I would wander across later it is part of Rombalds Moor. Rombald was a legendary giant who resided in these parts, famed for throwing a mighty boulder which caused the Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley to be split, a likely tale!
The grouse on the edge of the moor where I started out are free from fear of the shooters, this female strutted around confidently, I wonder how they know:-)
After a messy extrication I found a drier path back into the woods, this robin knew better than to look or sound too cheerful!
I made a pathless descent from the heights of the moor towards the local landmark of the Noon Stone.
The path along the edge here is a great place to appreciate this section of Wharfedale.
The small ponds on the moor can be worthy of close inspection, this pond skater posed nicely for me!
Maybe the best illustration of the changing seasons is a thistle, the flower now gone and covered in a beautiful down.