Saturday, 1 August 2015

Evening Walks around Derbyshire

Don't you just love summer evenings?  For some reason the unusually dull days turn in pleasant nights and we love nothing better than an evening walk, just taking in the scenery and enjoying some family time.  Last night daddy came home as he had been away most of the week, it was great to just to wander down the fields.


The quiet country lanes are endless with Dudwood Lane being close to us, this was probably used by travellers even before the Romans came and is an Iron Age road. There are various stiles leading to lush green fields and streams all waiting for us to explore.


Grotbags just had to starfish in the field, although what she was trying to achieve I'm not quite sure.  A visit to the legendary rope swing is obligatory and she would quite happily play on it all night.


A scary moment passing through a herd of cows, it amazes me how curious they are and once one decides to check you out the others seem to follow lead, why is this?  Whilst daddy was not at all nervous, I wanted to make a quick exit by the nearest stile.


Phew, we made it, never have I been so relieved to see the exit and wander down by the shallow stream to see if we could find any aquatic wildlife, we really must remember to bring Grotbags bug kit with us next time.  Hopefully next week we will have done something more exciting to share with you all.

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14 comments:

  1. I'm embarrassed to say that despite being a Farmer's wife I share your fear of cows! We don't have cows here and I am always nervous crossing their fields. Rest of the walk looks lovely and as you say so good to take advantage of a summer's evening. I hope you take the bug kit next time. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  2. I know what you mean about cows, I had a similar feeling when we met some at Polesden Lacey. Looks like a lovely area to go for a walk in the countryside though #CountryKids

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    1. Thanks Mary, I don't think I will ever feel easy walking through cows x

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  3. I know what you mean about cows, I had a similar feeling when we met some at Polesden Lacey. Looks like a lovely area to go for a walk in the countryside though #CountryKids

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  4. I love evening walks in the country! This ones looks just lovely! We once walked through a field of cows in Wales and they were REALLY curious, I normally love cows and have no problem passing through their pastures, but these ones were a little too friendly for our liking so I get what you mean!. Lovely pictures! #Whatevertheweather

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment x

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  5. I love to take a walk in the evening. There is something so lovely about the light at the end of the day, it softens everything, making for such a pleasant time when the weather is good. Looks like you had a lovely walk, despite the cows :) #countrykids

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    1. Thank you Sara, it is even more special after being at work all day x

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  6. You are completely right about the dull days and gorgeous evenings. Such a lovely walk and your daughter looks so happy! The rope swing looks loads of fun, I used to love those as a child too (who am I kidding?! I would probably still play on them!).
    I'm a bit nervous of cows too, only because I've had a mother run at me once and another time a bull appeared out of nowhere! Eek, glad to see your little girl is so confident.
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  7. Cows make me so nervous too. What a beautiful walk though. You're right about the evenings. I noticed tonight how blue the sky was yet we've had a bit of a crappy day. I love evening walks when the air is really crisp. I miss walks like this when winter comes. It looks like you had a lovely time and you've captured some lovely pictures. Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather x

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