While the mercury stayed low, we took a quick trip through the New Forest. Coming in from the Salisbury road at Ellingham, passing by the Red Shoot and then on toward the Boulderwood ornamental drive before leaving via the A35.
A little before the Red Shoot is a car park on the right (Applewood) and just before that we noticed a frozen flow of water coming down over a hill.
It seemed only right to stop off and have a closer look. After a quick but long walk over a hill we arrived at the top of frozen flow. With a little imagination you could picture yourself in a scene from LoTR.
The whole flow down the hill was full of interesting twists, gutters, swamps and plains. All in limbo between the frozen and thawed heathland. Larger areas covered in thick ice provided some entertainment, a sort of hazardous welly skating. Other boggy parts took the opportunity to snack on our wellies.