Monday, 16 November 2015

Warkworth potter

With the way the weather has been, backpacking trips have been a tad limited. Thus it was a pleasure to get out for a day walk with Mike and Lucky.
The forecast had been for rain in the morning. Fortunately it missed us. we had nothing strenuous in mind, just a gentle walk.


Setting out from Warkworth, we basically followed part of St Oswald's Way  across toward Felton. Conditions underfoot were generally clarty. Deep puddles that resembled small swimming pools, gooey mud further churned up by moto cross bikes.

Pleasant walking though. It was surprisingly mild for the time of the year. We stopped for a bite of lunch by Thirston Burn which was swollen with flood water. A bridge was discovered further upstream. However, we decided to retrace our footsteps. A convivial and gentle days walking. Surprisingly we covered a goodly eleven and a half to twelve miles/

Spot the heron!


7 comments:

AlanR said...

Yep, just a bit swollen. s’pose skinny dipping was out of the question.

Dawn Linney said...

Water was a tad mucky for swimming Alan!

John J said...

That water looks insidiously powerful, I wouldn't want to try to wade in that.

Dawn Linney said...

It would have been too risky to try John.

christine hindle said...

Hi Dawn, we had a week up in that area with the van back in February and had a great time. We did more cycling than walking that trip and cycled through Warkworth a couple of times. Lovely castle.

Is there any way I can subscribe to your blog by email? I tend to miss posts because I haven't found a way of doing that as yet....

Dawn Linney said...

Gosh Chrissie, to be honest I am not Sure. There is the followers link which seems to work ok. Anyways, I will have a peruse.

Dawn Linney said...

Chrissie, I think I can do the e mail thingy. Just send me your e mail and I can add it in.