In January 2015, whilst out walking my dog, I stopped to take a few photos in Auchentibber Road. It had been a while since I had been there and I wanted to see what it looked like in Winter. I have to say, i do much prefer walking there in Summer when the colours are richer and less bleak. However, the walk proved interesting.
Heading Westwards along Auchentibber road, I walked past the old Auchentibber school, now a much looked after home. My dog trailed behind interested in some scent or two in the grass. Continuing along the narrow road, leads to impressive views of the valley below and down towards Blantyre.
The trees though, looked a little sorry for themselves, perhaps partly due to it being Winter. They appeared to have suffered some storm damage from the high winds in January and most likely previous storms too, with very abrupt tree trunks protruding into the air.
On my cold Winter walk, I also stopped for a while to look at the roadside stone dykes. The stones now moss covered and falling out of place due to hedges and trees growing through them. How nice it would have been back in the day to take this winter walk with those road lined with dykes.
The cold wind on my face certainly blew away the cobwebs as
I embarked on a New Year fitness regime. I continued walking along to Calderside before , in typical syle for Blantyre, the rain came on. Back to the car and home.
By comparison, walking here in Summer is most beautiful. The quiet narrow lanes are excellent for letting dogs off the lead, in relative safety. The narrow lanes and tree lined roads are so peaceful and relaxing. I could walk these roads for many hours in Summer, knowing I always have amazing views.