The source of the River Wansbeck is found near Sweethope Lough, in the midst of the wild Wannies moorland to the west of the village, but it is still hardly more than a tumbling stream as it meanders though the peaceful farmland to the south of the village.
A gated lane leaves the village to the east and a walk there, alongside the Wansbeck, is always productive.
Chiffchaffs were calling from high in the road-side trees, making them difficult to photograph:
Fortunately, the flowers on the verges and amongst the trees were more obliging:
My journey home took me along the old enclosure road beside Harwood Forest where this Brown Hare crossed my path and settled long enough to have its picture taken: