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I’ve walked 1000 Miles. 😁😁

You may remember that at the start of 2018 I decided to join in with the #walk1000miles challenge. There’s a great group on facebook, full of inspirational people who are doing/have done, just that! My hope was to walk 1000 miles by the end of the year. And amazingly I hit that milestone, this weekend. 🙂

My Brother In Law found a great little walk for us to do, starting and finishing at The Inn at Whitewell in the Forest of Bowland AONB. It took in a 19th century cheese press, river stepping-stones, about a thousand pheasants ( no exaggeration!) and of course a good dog- friendly country Inn.

Don’t worry though, I intend to keep on walking and am now aiming to walk another 500 miles by the end of December. Although I have always enjoyed a good walk ( and you kind of have to , as a dog’s human) , I have definitely shyed away from longer routes and hills. The #walk1000miles challenge has absolutely made me more enthusiastic about grabbing my walking boots and getting out there!

Also its a really fun thing to do with friends and family. You never know what you may come accross. 🙂

And every walk should end with a drink at the pub, or cake, or both….😁

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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. 🙂