Weekend Wanderings. πŸ₯Ύ

Well it’s been another weekend of walks and wanders. I can’t promise any different blog content really , Im not the crafty or cooking sort and I’ve really slowed down on my reading. Definitely looking forward to a change of scenery, whilst still appreciating how lucky I am to have so many local walks on my doorstep. The grass is always greener hey….

There are a couple of good walks groups on Facebook that I have been following over lockdown. Both have been quite informative and inspiring when it comes to planning where to go.

  • Lancashire Walks With Frank & Lee.
  • Ribble Valley Walking Forum.
Fairy Bridge over Swanside Beck.

One route I found via the forum was a circular walk that can either be started in Sawley or Chatburn. It takes in an old packhorse bridge and the ruins of Sawley Abbey. The Fairy Bridge was so cute. What a beauty. 😊

Hugo takes on the Fairy Bridge.
Pink primrose.
Fresh new garlic leaves.
Sawley Abbey.

A popular Clitheroe walk takes in Brungerley park with the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail at its heart. Recently some of the art works have had a well needed spruce up and a local community group ‘ The Hawthorn Placers’ have been brightening the walk further with colourful painted slabs. ❀️

Brungerley Park.
Newly cleaned Otter sculpture.
An explosion of White Butterburs.
Kingfisher sculpture.

There are lots of painted slabs to find. Should keep the kids busy in the Easter Holidays. πŸ™‚

Colourful art depicting April Fools Day.
And Easter.

I have started tracking our walks on a free walking app called Relive. It makes handy little map videos of your hikes.

Relive App.

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. 😊

16 thoughts on “Weekend Wanderings. πŸ₯Ύ”

  1. You have some lovely countryside to walk in. Here in NI, there are some great walks too but mostly in mountain areas and forest parks. So much land here is privately owned!

  2. Two good local walks.
    Yes, I agree things are dragging on a bit, not your posts, and staying local is becoming tedious. Hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can live life again.
    I’m also struggling with the reading but have just started ‘Dancing with bees’ which I think you recommended. I’m finding it fascinating and educational in equal measures. Will be looking out for all those solitary bees in the next few weeks – I need a better camera to try and capture them. Your wildlife photos always come out well!
    That packhorse bridge between Sawley and Downham is one of my favourites, I’ve camped right next to it on a backpacking trip through Lancashire.

    1. Looks like a picturesque camping spot. πŸ™‚
      I didn’t recommend the book but it sounds a good one.
      I do like walks, I’m sure there are still more local ones I haven’t yet done. But I’m ready to get back to our caravan now.

    1. I do a nature journal which usually includes walk details do. Thinking about it I record my life almost everywhere. Crazy really! X

  3. I like the fairy bridge and the view beyond the kingfisher sculpture but my favourite is the Easter bunny painted slab, it looks really cute πŸ™‚

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