Sunday, 29 June 2014

Birthday walks blog

Today is my hoomoms 40th birthday so I must start by saying
Happy Birthday Hoomom !
For her birthday we have gone on holipops for a long weekend in the Peak District. After presents were opened hoomoms had lunch in the Lathkill hotel but then it was walkies time. More precisely to do more walks from our Peak District North book.

The walk we did was
Walk 19. Surprise view
medium hardness 1.2 miles
The first challenge was for Hoodad to get the parking ticket. He was in a line and the meter only took cards and the machine price didn't match the board - a bit confusing then !
The first stretch is a gentle climb to the view and then up more of the hill.

When you reach the top we turned right and head to the nice big rocks. Hoomom kept telling me slow down as we stepped between the rocks - she's a slow coach I think she would be quicker with 4 legs - Bol !

It was a cloudy day but still hot walking hence the panting. At the top we admired the views and had some photos taken.

We then walked down the hill and back to the car.

At the car we got water and got to try new treats. They were Noomie

Hoomans went to a outdoor shop to get some laces whilst Star and I got a few minutes shut eye. Hoomans then had a bright spark idea to take us for another walk.
Any of you who read my blog regularly will realise I'm not a normal 2 x 20 minute walks a day dog. So off we drove for the next walk.
Walk 8. Tip memorial - easy 1.5 miles
We had tried to do this walk before but Hoodad miss read the book and turned it into a hard 4 mile walk up a very steep hill. The last time on the way back he realised where he went wrong.
The car was parked in the free car park up the path into the woods then down towards the reservoir. It's called Tip Memorial as you go past the memorial of the faithful Border collie called "Tip" who stayed by his dead master for 15 weeks during a harsh cold winter.

The memorial is at the dam at
Ladybower reservoir.

Which I'm sure you all know what the reservoir is famous for?

Only practising the famous bomb raid. After walking past the dam it was a toilet stop for the hoomans in the visitors centre before a short walk back to the car for more treats and water.

Did I forgot to mention the dog book tells you were the nearest dog friendly pubs or caf├ęs are and they are all stile free walks. If you go to the Peak District with your dog then well worth buying !

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