storm Eleanor wreaked havoc around the NWAlps, leaving lots of trees down and everywhere littered with dead wood and detritus. I even had to swing out around a fallen tree to get past on the canal towpath. With gusts still up to 46 mph it wasn't the easiest of rides and sure was a proper workout. lots of the usual trails are now blocked and as they aren't official paths there's little chance of them being cleared any time soon. hopefully the trails will evolve around them and the old girls of the forest will become features as they return to the soil from which they came.