It’s a fine morning for a walk if a little muddy underfoot, so we head for Skipton Woods, our path crosses over an old incline railway which connected with the Thanet’s canal. Following a well-worn route past several steep slopes, nearby the recently expelled earth from a mole burrow and a lone Magpie hint at some of the wildlife that use this wooded area. Down in the valley below the path Eller beck runs full, and a layer of ice covers the round dam. And yet sunlight drifts over various lichens and mosses. Yes a fine morning for a walk.