I am loving the weather at the moment. Cold and crisp, hard frost and no squelchy mud. Hugo coming home clean and no danger of him shaking dirt all over the house. Bliss!
During the week it’s mostly just Hugo and I on our walks as Wil works full time. I can fit the doogal in round my part time hours and we stick to local routes around the outskirts of Clitheroe. Happily It isn’t very far for us to find some fields and below is one of our usual hikes from home.
Let’s hope this dry cold weather continues 🙂
26 thoughts on “An Early Morning Clitheroe Route.”
Grand weather for a good walk – provided you’re wrapped up nice and warn – and a warming drink afterwards!
Looks like a nice walk, I like the blue tit and the cat, and the view of the castle is a great shot. I’ve actually managed two walks myself this week, yesterday and today as the weather turned out glorious even though it’s still cold 🙂
I love the weather at the moment. Looking forward to hearing about your walks. X
I agree the advantage of this crisp and cold weather is a dry and mud free dog (a definite positive) however I am ready for some summery weather, I personally do feel the cold and although wrap up well would love some warmth right through to my bones! Lovely photos 🙂
I think some Spring like weather is forecasted for next week. I only feel the cold if I stand still. Our dogs are definitely fans of Mud and puddles. 🙂
Amazing to see a Dipper on your daily dog walk!
They are gorgeous aren’t they. I think they like Mearley Brook. Lucky to see dippers often. 🙂
Nice to see a dipper rare for us down in Hampshire – another reason to get back to normal when we can travel to find a Dipper on Exmore
They are bonnie birds. 🙂
What a fresh looking dipper!
That brook must have been cold, but the Dipper was happy as Larry bobbing about on a rock. 🙂
A lovely walk with lots of interest. I never knew there was a castle at Clitheroe; will have to look it up.
Hi yes, it’s a small medieval keep. So you are originally from Lancashire or have ancestors from here?
Born in NI but grandparents and ancestors all the way back to 1600s Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Oooh interesting. I have got back that far with some of my family tree, hoping for some fabulously rich ancestors, but found farmers and miners. 😀
Mine were mostly blacksmiths, wheelwrights, horse shoers!
Sounds more interesting ☺️
Have you not had snow then? We are slithering about horribly 😟.
Hi no not in town, only up on the hills. Just cold and frosty. 🙂
Nice dog walking territory.
I find it fascinating that you are wandering by Mearley Brook which ran alongside your childhood home, a good connection with the past. I never knew where it went through Clitheroe.
It is nice not to have wet, muddy dogs to wash down. 🙂 I love dippers, that’s a fab shot you took of one 🙂 xx
Thanks Christine, think I was definitely in the right place at the right time. X
A lovely walk, the teals were an interesting find. Much prefer a proper cold winter with frost and snow to a mild, damp one. ☺️
Hi yes me too. I was surprised to see the teals, first time I’ve seen any here in town. Think they were hidden away in the reserve, before it became a nature reserve. X
Great photos and lovely to see Hugo enjoying himself. 🙂