One evening last week I found myself by myself, with no fixed plans, no errands, no DIY. What to do? Lying on the sofa seemed appealing, but the evening sunshine won in the end, and I drove out into the peak district.
I parked somewhere I'd not parked before, and set off towards a rocky outcrop in the distance.
These outcrops litter the area, and are stunning to walk along. This one was no exception.
I love the way the rocks seem to tumble over each other, and the strange gaps and balancing stones.
I ambled along for an hour or so, watching the last of the sun light up the heather.
Of course, the midges were out, and I was bitten all over, including both eyelids (which I would recommend avoiding - it's not pleasant).
In case you're concerned about me wandering around wild places on my own in the evening, remember that this is the peak district - one of the most visited national parks in the UK. I definitely wasn't off the beaten track, and there's no chance of a place with a car park being deserted on a sunny summer evening.
There were other people around, but it didn't feel too busy, which is a nice mix. I got back to the car just as the sun set.