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A weekend stroll

I just wandered the lanes yesterday for my “permitted exercise”, love to take you with me.

Up the hill, and a warm sunny day, keeping a good eye on those clouds.

Looking out over the fields and the Vale of Pickerng. For lovers of Spot Harry ( Dartmoor Yarns) I bring Find the Cows!

Cowslips in the hedgerow.

View down into the quarry below. I was so good and it was so hard not to, but I didn’t go near the edge.

On the way home now and the view in the other direction towards the town, you can just about see the church spire.

Down the bottom of the lane is this oasis of someone’s. It has intrigued me for years upon years. Whose is it, have a good look at the arch to the right- picture below.

Was it a lime kiln, clearly this is part of an old quarry, and it is limestone here. One of life’s mysteries.

And what goes on in those sheds?

Have you had a walk this weekend, where did you go, do feel free to leave us a link, do you have any mysteries on your walk, or have any ideas about mine?

Comments on: "A weekend stroll" (42)

  1. Thanks for the lovely walk – although I don’t think I burnt a single calorie.

  2. I love these strolls – thanks for another lovely virtual stroll with you. We wandered around the trails behind our house. I should do a photo essay on that daily (or twice a day many days) though it is not as scenic as yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. A beautiful walk, and full of curiosity and questions. Thank you for taking me along ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Everything is greening up isn’t it. I saw more cowslips on my walk yesterday. They are beautiful flowers. x

  5. And I found those lovely red cows. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. We had a lovely walk with Max all around the park his afternoon. Most of the walking this weekend was between the garden and the basement. We moved all the tomatoes and squash out to the garden!

    • What does he make to the ducks?

      • Now that they can peek out of the box, he looks at them from the bedroom opposite. He knows the word babies means he has to be gentle, so right now all he does is look and then go to the kitchen so he can’t see them!

  7. Lovely walk, I need to start getting out a bit more now the paths aren’t quite so busy – it’s been like Piccadilly Circus on our back lane !!

    • This was good as I was walking on a lane which goes out of town. There were some lone cyclists but no other walkers, a few cars, and a couple of farm vehicles.

  8. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    What a lovely walk. Thank you for sharing

  9. I think you must try to find out what that archway is! (I love mysteries so much, I wouldn’t be able to rest until I knew, if I were you.)

    • I can only think it was something to do with lime production as they are seen in other bits of the town. I would love to see what does go on in sheds.

  10. Your walk was a pleasant distraction for me too! Thank you for sharing your pictures Cathy. I love the country diet road and the green fields. Enjoy the day!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    • I like a walk with lots to see and good views, it helps me get a better prespective on life. Glad this made a nice distraction for you.

  11. Looks like a lovely country walk however I realised after walking down town to the post office at my normal striding out maximum pace that what I was missing most was being able to walk briskly without having to dodge people, even though strolling round The Common under the trees is pleasant. So yesterday I walked alongside The Common up The Avenue as fast as I could and felt much better for it.

    • If you like fast walking, then I can see you do need to have lots of space. I am a stop frequently person as I keep spotting things in the hedgerows, and views. I need to be away from people for different reasons!

  12. My (ex) partner once swore blind he’d seen a camel lying down in a field in Lancashire, when we went back to have a look we found it was a horse ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Looks beautiful!

  14. Lovely walk – just what I needed – I am hobbling a bit at the moment – knee playing up again, so no walks for me other than round the garden. It is a joy to see the cowslips and I do like a good mystery. x

  15. What a beautiful spot for a walk, wonderful open countryside and fabulous views. We’ve just been on local walks here, along the streams and round the houses. Still good to get out though.

    • It is a nice walk- just ten minutes walk out of town and then I onto this lane. I went as far as oour small reservoir and back again the same route. I always feel better to see a bigger picture from the top of a hill.

  16. It is so very green there – beautiful! I have been for several walks this weekend, but the really exciting thing was getting into my car and turning it on. Surprised that after seven weeks it fired and started without a second thought, I threw Siddy in too and we tootled off for a wee tiki tour of the suburbs. Us and everyone else by the amount of traffic tootling about – perhaps everyone else had the same thought. Better check to see if the battery is okay ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely week xo

    • I’ve been taking my car out once a week , just to the supermarket , and once to visit my Dad’s grave and leave flowers on his birthday. Doesn’t it feel to great just to be out. How good that your car started and went so well. We have taken the car to the other side of town twice for our walk- we could walk there but Mr E gets tired quickly so best to do the boring bit first, and then have a nice walk. I walked from home for this walk, I went alone.

  17. I have seen so many beautiful photos of your place – here, and on another blog, too – one day, I hoe to be able to come and visit and walk over the hills and through the woods along the stream myself. I hope it’s possible!! Thank you so much for the pictures, you live in a beautiful spot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I did spot the cows but only after being briefly distracted by the hay bales (the unwrapped ones). From a distance and in the passenger seat of the car, I once mistook a field full of bales for a herd of cows though where I thought their legs were I don’t know. I’ve never been allowed to forget it.

  19. Lovely views, I like the one looking towards the quarry, and I found the cows ๐Ÿ™‚

    • There are so many warnings about steep drops to the quarry but I do so want to go and look. I think I am getting a bit cow obsessed.

      • Itโ€™s like saying โ€˜donโ€™t think of pink elephantsโ€™ when you see a sign saying to keep away, isnโ€™t it! Iโ€™d be tempted to look into the quarry too but glad you didnโ€™t.

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