Monday, 8 August 2011

Have legs, will walk

Yesterday morning Himself announced that he was going to empty Caxton's hold - Yes, Caxton does have a hold, a small, but perfectly formed home for coal and God knows what....
 "I'll take the dogs out for a long walk then."says I
So off we go in a day of sunshine and showers, jacket on, jacket off, jacket on again, Oh look the sun, jacket off yet again - give in, stuff jacket in the rucksack and forget it!
I hadn't  a clue where I would go but I started out along the Severn Valley way, north towards Bewdley and having got to Bewdley I pushed on a bit further, and a bit further, until I arrived at a place called Arley.  Here we were presented with a tea room, a pub , a railway station and public loo's  (which were very convenient at this point in my journey - ha, a pun definitely intended)
We stopped for tea, well I did, the boys stopped for half of my pasty though they would have liked all of it of course.    Refreshed, we then  turned and headed for home following the course of the R.Severn.  Six and a quarter hours, 16+ miles later we arrived back at Caxton.  I cooked dinner, the dogs took to their beds and promptly fell asleep!
Arley tea rooms with a garden across the lane overlooking the river, a perfect spot to enjoy a pot of tea.


A view of the River from the tearoom garden - in the background the foot bridge across the river that leads up the hill to the railway station

And, spotted on our way back to Caxton, a Choo, Choo train...

2 comments:

www.nb-delilah.blogspot.com said...

Hi Lesley,

You may recall we met on the Llangollen outsde Wrenbury in April last, our two Flatcoated Retrievers, Sadie & Murphy, made themselves known to your two.
We regular follow your postings which make good reading!
Ian & Jane

Nb Caxton said...

Do I remember you? Of course I do and I remember reading that Murphy and Sadie made themselves known to Roger, Pip and Cassie dog of Nb. Windsong, am I right!
Thank you for compliment re my scribblings...
As I note you have a blog address I have added you to Caxton's blogroll, take care and let's hope we meet again as Vera says...