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/