We walked a short distance and we could see a big hill looming in front of us and Ike says I'm not going up there. Well within 5 minutes we were on the track that lead past the folly and up that hill.
It was steady going but it must have been close to a 45 degree slope. Just look at the pic with Geoff and the woods behind him.
|Deep Shaft Mine winding house on the right.|
|Fabulous oak door guarded by griffins|
|Ike & Rob|
|Geoff looking up to the climb to the Deep Shaft Mine|
|The road way below.|
|Deep Shaft winding house|
|You can see the spire of the folly on the left in the trees and the winding house on the right.|
|Hugh Carson gave us some great information about the mines on Ecton Hill|
|The trig point at the top of Ecton Hill|
|On the way down from the top.|
|There can't be many better places than this to have your breakfast.|
|Rob on the footpath back down the hill|
|Ike & Geoff|
We got to the bridge and took a few pics there then set off along the old railway route. We met another nice chap that gave some info about the wildlife and birds in the area.
|Geoff photographing Ike and Rob on the bridge.|
|This is where we joined the road|
|This lovely house is called the Lee|
|This opening is called an Adit which is from the Latin Aditus meaning entrance to the mine.|
|Ike putting swapping his boots for more comfortable slippers.|
We would have been back a bit earlier if someone hadn't lost there rucksack. I think it may be time to start hanging name cards around some persons neck, he just might forget who his and where he lives.