"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...