I decided to do a small section of the Sandstone Trail and stretch my legs after sitting on my backside for most of the previous afternoon.
Looking NW from the path up Bulkeley Hill.
Parking next to the candle factory I headed along the lane to pick up the trail.
It wasn't long before I was heading uphill and the views unfolded.
The Sandstone Trail follows the sandstone ridge that runs north to south through the centre of Cheshire.
Cheshire is a flat county apart from this ridge... even on a dull day the views were fantastic.
There are information boards at various points of interest throughout the entire 34 miles of the trail.
The view south towards Staffordshire.
My first thought was feral pigeon but he was miles from any urban area.
My second guess proved to be correct as he seemed quite calm in my presence I just needed to see a plastic ring on his leg... Yep! Racing pigeon.
As the pigeon and I rested together on the ledge... I admired the view.
Farmland stretching for miles across the level Cheshire countryside making way for industry and the oil refinery at Ellesmere Port before crossing the River Mersey to the city of Liverpool.
A distance of over 25 miles.
The largest building (centre right) is Liverpool Anglican Cathedral... it is the largest cathedral in the UK and the fifth largest in the world.
It was just a short stroll to reach the highest point on the walk and my goal for the day Rawhead.
The summit is only 745 ft in height...because of the level countryside all around the views are far reaching.
I headed back along the path retracing my steps.
Still resting... some may remember I had one in my garden last year... he stayed for 3 days!
It was a pleasant stroll back to the car park... but I felt I was being watched all the way?