It can be a bit of a glum time of year to walk around the farm. The days are getting shorter and everywhere looks a bit dull now that the scarlet hips and haws have all but gone from the hedges and most of the beautifully coloured autumn leaves have fallen. And it’s muddy. PlaceContinue reading “A Friday in December”
October already! How did that happen? The long, hot summer days have faded away and autumn has taken hold. Yesterday, when I went out to shut my hens away for the night, the sun was shining and there was a pleasant breeze so I thought I’d make the most of it and take a quick walk.
For years I’ve taken a daily walk through the fields with the dog, exchanging pleasantries or pausing for a brief conversation with other walkers on the footpaths. It would have seemed strange to avoid people (apart from the man with the two Staffordshire Bull Terriers that nearly all the dog walkers here avoid) or notContinue reading “Walking Angst”
10 essential things to pack in your rucksack for a recreational day walk in UK countryside
1 Contact Details
2 Mobile Phone
4 Food & Water
5 First Aid Kit
6 Waterproof Clothing
7 Torch & Whistle
8 Spare Laces
10 Light Shoes
With May fast approaching (one of the best times of year for walking) we consulted the maps, packed our rucksacks and jumped on a train.