Choices were limited today, the light was not good and snow was forecast for later in the day. Road conditions were OK though and we decided on a riverbank and woodland wander over at Bolton Abbey, parking places at our preferred start of Barden Bridge were all occupied so we returned up the road and found a space by the Priests House at Barden.
The priory ruins looked atmospheric with the covering of snow and the slate grey sky..
We didn't have to wait long for a bird sighting, everyones favourite..a robin..
The cold nature of the weather is portrayed quite well by these riverbank icicles reflected in the dark water.
Peering through the riverbank shrubbery I managed a shot of a male goosander..
The view down to the river through snowy trees was enchanting at times.