Countryside Walk ~Newton to Slaidburn.

Today we took the car over Waddington Fell to the village of Newton and then walked along the river bank to Slaidburn and back to Newton. Our mission was to deliver a very late Easter egg to my god daughter Mady. Sorry Mady!! It was also an excuse to take Hugo on a country walk….and of course I brought my camera with me. :))

Tulips in Newton in Bowland.
Tulips in Newton in Bowland.
The wildlife it is possible to spy along the way.
The wildlife it is possible to spy along the way.
Marsh Marigolds also known as Kingcups. They grow by streams and look like big buttercups.
Marsh Marigolds also known as Kingcups. They grow by streams and look like big buttercups.
Hugo finds a puddle!
Hugo finds a puddle!
Beautiful blue bugle.
Beautiful blue bugle.
Saw several pheasants. If you know about Hugo's pheasant eating history you know this was scary for us!!
Saw several pheasants. If you know about Hugo’s pheasant eating history you know this was scary for us!!
a clump of primroses.
a clump of primroses.
Bluebells.
Bluebells.
A rather nice country mansion.
A rather nice country mansion.
Love the pink flowers of the red campion.
Love the pink flowers of the red campion.
Wild garlic. The leaves have a mild garlic flavour.
Wild garlic. The leaves have a mild garlic flavour.
A Gatehouse which had some friendly whippets in the garden.
A Gatehouse which had some friendly whippets in the garden.
The village of Slaidburn.
The village of Slaidburn.
Blackthorn blossom.
Blackthorn blossom.
We pass a farm yard. :)
We pass a farm yard. 🙂
Anyone for free range eggs?
Anyone for free range eggs?
An impressive egg cup collection in someone's window.
An impressive egg cup collection in someone’s window.
We had refreshments at the Hark to Bounty pub. :)
We had refreshments at the Hark to Bounty pub. 🙂
On the way back saw lots of these fluffy plants on the river bank.
On the way back saw lots of these fluffy plants on the river bank.
By the river Hodder.
By the river Hodder.
Cuckoo Pint also known as Wild Arum and Lords-and-Ladies.
Cuckoo Pint also known as Wild Arum and Lords-and-Ladies.
Snoozy rabbit.
Snoozy rabbit.
One of my favourite water birds, the white bibbed Dipper. :)
One of my favourite water birds, the white bibbed Dipper. 🙂
Snoozy white ducks.
Snoozy white ducks.
And back in Newton.
And back in Newton.

Sorry for a rather picture heavy post!  I shall be having a few days off as I’m going to the Big Smoke to do lots of touristy things. See you soon. 🙂

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Countryside Walk ~Newton to Slaidburn.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s