A Walk to the Ox Stones on Burbage Moor
We decided to have a walk to look for the Ox Stones, a gritstone rock formation that is situated on Burbage Moor, not too far from us. As this walk has previously been described as 'short', a 'good walk for toddlers' and 'flat', you realise it should be ok for the ... ahem ... older person, so off we went.
We managed to get a parking space in a lay-by on the road. We then walked over the little wooden bridge and through the gate.
Following the footpath through the heather (at times a bit rocky and uneven) it wasn't long before we spotted the Ox Stones.
Apparently, they are called the Ox Stones because of their similarity to oxen. I couldn't see it myself even with my glasses on!
The weather was a bit dismal and rainy but the sun came out briefly. The rocks looked very weathered which didn't surprise me. I can imagine it gets quite cold and windy on the tops in the winter.
Further along the footpath we spotted some more rocks to investigate for #bouldersunday by @shasta. There wasn’t much more to see, but it was a nice easy walk and good if you like dogs as lots of dog walkers about. We then made a leisurely walk back to the car.
This post is also for #sublimesunday inspired by @c0ff33a and #beautifulsunday initiated by @ace108.
That’s the best way to spend your time with your loved ones on a weekend. I bet you enjoyed being close to nature 😊
I'm always out somewhere. 😁
An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle, keep it up. Enjoy always :)
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Thank you so much. 💓
One rock looks like an alien. Strange to have big rocks scattered about like that. Some giants had been throwing stones at each other!
Ha ha! We do have lots of rocks on the moors. I like the idea of giants throwing them. 😁
Thank you very much. ❤️
It's a little gloomy, but very beautiful. Lovely walk!
That's british weather for you. 🙂
Didn't see the resemblance too but google did easily identified them as the Ox Stones.
I think someone picked an animal and ran with it! 😁