Saturday, 1 June 2013
Walking into Gower Hey Woods
The steps that lead down into Gower Hey Woods from the Trans Pennine Trail at Swain's Valley have recently been stabalized by the addition of sand.
See them in the opposite direction on Hyde Daily Photo.
See how they looked in April 2009; again in July 2012 when the valley was flooded and later when there was a green autumn
Duckboards lead across an area of swampland.
In June 2009 the area was covered in buttercups but they'd disappeared by October 2009. The area was fairly dry in April 2011 but see how it looked in April 2012
Old logs covered in moss lie in the swamp - animals can be found here - see the beauty of decay.
Above the swamp the Gower Hey Brook is culverted under Swain's Valley and Dowson Road.
See how it looked in June 2009 and again in March 2012.
Above the culvert is the valley of the Gower Hey Brook.
See how it looked in May 2010, a year later in March 2011 and another year on in March 2012.
A contribution to Scenic Weekends.