Monday 20th January
A nice cold day to make a return visit to the Pibble Hill Mines
I've been here a couple of times before.
Wellies seemed a good idea and was as it turned out.
As I walked I took this photo behind me. Cairnsmore of Fleet with a white topping.
Here's my target, the ruins of the Pibble Mine.
The frost has set pretty deep up here.
Ice sculptures aren't up to 2010 quality, but if the cold spell last, watch this space.
Here's a selfie with a difference.
Now here's a few different views of the engine house.
It was built in 1853 to house a Cornish beam engine.
There's a lot of information on the internet such as this from the
I moved up the hill a bit.
More ice sculptures are forming
Below and close by was a herd of Belted Galloways.
To the north east are the Clints of Dromore
More ice caught my attention.
Spoil heaps abound up here.
Here's an entrance
I wondered about this piece of agricultural machinery the last time.
I'm really no wiser except I know it was made by McCormick.
Wait a minute, I think I've found it. It's what's left of a McCormick Thresher.
Before heading back I got this panorama.
That was a nice wee walk.