This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well.....maybe the odd rant..
Sunday, 2 January 2011
New Ice Age. Roddymoor Destroyed by Glacier
This is not strictly true, although it may be just a bit early. Today’s walk has appeared in the Pie Blog on severalteen occasions previously. It is the January adopt-a-path walk checking out various paths and bridleways on the North side of Crook. This is the side with the hill – just about a thousand feet high, in fact. I’ll do the walk again in July. We (me and superdawg) discovered two decrepit stiles and a missing “public footpath” sign, which has probably been borrowed by Pikeys for it’s aluminium. I will report on all this, including the paths which didn’t have any problems, in a couple of days. There’s nobody in at County Hall anyway. We also met “Bud” a nice little dog and his more scary friend “Fluffy”, a twelve stone crossbred rottweiler who arrived at speed with raised hackles and a threatening growl and stuck his nose up Bruno’s bum. This is ill-advised for many reasons, I have to say. We also discovered that after all the snow has melted, it leaves behind a lot of litter and dog poo. There’s a lovely wind factory on the tops. One day , children, everywhere will look like this We met some chickens, some sheep and a young lad walking his puppy. (This is not a euphamism by the way, he really was walking a puppy) and some horses and chickens. We also discovered, in the graveyard at Billy Row, a small grave with fresh Christmas toys and flowers and so on. What was a bit surprising, and very touching, was that the occupant of the grave died in 1940. That’s seventy years. How many of us will be remembered by a family for seventy years? And that was it. 5 Miles and 650 feet. No pubs were open. And it was cold and grey. Its a start, though, eh?
I am a retired NHS Personnel person. All I do nowadays is walk about.
I used to have my pet dog Bruno with me (in the front page pic). he was Superdawg but he died. Now I have Lucky the pup. He's a bit like Bruno, only smaller and more suspicious.