Sunday, 18 March 2012
A short walk beyond Saltaire's Roberts Park, to the north and west, you find yourself in a beautiful area of open green space and woodlands - Trench Meadows, the woods below Shipley Glen and land that was originally part of the Milner Field estate. Much of this land had been acquired over the years by Sir Titus Salt, so even here there is a historical link with his name. It's a very pleasant area for gentle walking and you quickly feel miles away from the urban sprawl. I love the old stone walls, overgrown with moss and ivy, that mark out the field boundaries and the many little lanes that criss-cross the area. Although there are still autumn leaves underfoot, some of the trees are showing the faintest signs of greening and the low sun peeking through their branches hints at the awakening of Spring.