Here are a few images from a 5 mile walk we did on Saturday in The Eden Valley. This is a nice walk in some parts, but we definitely had issues with some very lively cattle, and had to keep making diversions to avoid them. I love cows the most when they are snoozy, and not galloping down a field toward you. 🤪
Also, we had to finish the planned route by road ,as the crops in a cornfield we would have walked through ( on a public footpath) were being collected. It was a peaceful country road though, so not so bad.
Parts of this walk weren’t great, but I did get some nice photos from it at least. 😊
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I haven’t walk around there for years. I am sorry you were chased by cows that is not fun at all.
It’s part and parcel of dog walking I think. X
Lovely to see somewhere different. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading. X
What lovely pictures. I especially like the one with Hugo on the lane. It makes me want to walk it!!
Aw thanks. X
Ooh, frisky cows and dogs on walks = not a good mix, but we still go!! Love that little stone – some one has spent some time painting that one 🙂
It’s beautiful isn’t it. Have left it for my god daughter to hide on her Eden valley holiday this week. X
Love these photos. They’ve brightened up a grey day here. Haven’t been able to get out much since lockdown was eased; partly because I don’t drive, I’m still working from home all day every day, and I’m still hesitant at getting back out there too soon.
That’s a shame. I’m lucky that even though I don’t drive either, my other half does. I’m still on furlough too, though possibly not for much longer. I hope you can plan a Bronte inspired day trip or night away soon. X
Fingers crossed 😁 x
I wouldn’t like to get chased by cows. It must be very frightening.
Lovely photograph of the pony. I was stroking one just the other day, but leant over too far and got zapped by the electric fence : )
You did! It’s just nice to get out and about, isn’t it? 🙂 🙂 Too hot here for serious walking.
I would have to get up super early to walk in Portugal. X
I don’t know that area at all – it looks well worth a visit.
I think it’s ‘frisky cow’ season – we walked through a field last week with some very unsettled bullocks in it, which were charging around the field. Bit of a worry, with my mum and dad with us (Dad’s 82), but fortunately the bullocks stayed well away from us.
Phew! Yes we saw a field of bullocks and also a field of mums with babies and a big bull in it , plus another field with two young bulls. And all of them were on the move. Glad yours stayed away.
It must be cow season! 🙂 I curtailed a walk last weekend as there were two grumpy looking cows right in the middle of the path – on my own I would have carried on walking as cows don’t scare me and there were no young ones with this lot but I had Poppie with me so I didn’t risk it.
I like the photo of the pink mallow, and the painted pebble is very pretty 🙂
I think it is cow season. I don’t mind them usually, but best not to enter a field when they are all running around. Glad you and Poppie are ok. X
At least you got some photos of your walk. Its rather frustraiting when you come away with nothing. x
Very true. X
Lots of lovely pictures – as always. I have a very bad track record of being chased by cows – must have some sort of cow magnet inside me 😦
Oh no, cows are naturally curious creatures , but you sound particullary magnetic to them! X
We turned back from a field of bullocks at the weekend when they all started to converge on us! Changed our route completely, and it probably turned out a better walk in the end.
Think it is definitely frisky cow season, everyone seems to have had similar experiences recently. But good that your diversion made your outing even better. X
What a lovely walk & your photos warm my heart. I’m missing your lovely country badly at the moment. As we can’t walk across fields (paddocks – no rights for walking on private land here), we definitely don’t have those problems. Love the how the horse wanted some attention…….we all need it now. Thanks for sharing, take care, stay safe & hugs.
Looks like a great walk, except for the cows and minor diversions, your photos are wonderful. I have memories of my sister and I being chased across a field by bullocks who just appeared running towards us, I’ve never climed over a stile so quickly, couldn’t do it now:)
I’ve never really explored the Eden valley as I’m too tempted by the Lake District fells. But in these crazy times when it’s advisable to avoid crowded places, the area looks like it’s definitely worth a visit, reinforced by reading “The stream invites us to follow” by Dick Capel (published by Saraband Books who have some interesting releases from northern writers) where he follows the Eden from “source to sea”
And cows can be scary – especially if they have their calves with them. Best avoided!
That sounds like an interesting book. I am becoming very fond of The Eden Valley now that we have a van there. The hills are very quiet. My other half is there this wknd doing a walk on the fells above Melmerby. He hasn’t seen a soul.
Think I may look at possible walks around there. Thanks for giving me the idea Shazza 👍
Love the bluetit photo.
Thanks, I didn’t even realise it was a bluetit until after I had taken the photo!