The reasons for this omission are various. It is a pretty wooded valley with a river tumbling through it, but there are many similar ones locally and in fact, for about seven years, we used to live in one. Also it's a bit too far to walk from home and walking there would involved a tedious trek up the main road. And yet it scarcely seems worth driving there because by the time you've decided to drive, there are many more beautiful locations within easy reach.
But today, finally, I made it! G wanted to revisit with a view to including it as one of the locations in the geology book.
I don't think I've ever noticed ivy hanging in festoons like this. It reminded me of something out of a Tarzan film.
The river runs in a deep chasm at this point.
The whole walk up and then back down the valley is probably only a couple of kilometres (1.5 miles approx). This is nearly at the highest point. just over the bridge is the main road.
After completing the walk, when we emerged from the wooded valley and returned to the car, the sun had come out!