In around a week, I have another Durham County Council guided walk and, as regular readers, and a few who are still a bit constipated will remember, that I have to walk the route to see if there are any Elf and Safety Issues.
As its been blowing a hoolie for a week or two now, and the next walk goes through woodland, there’s always a chance of a fallen tree, so, following Instructions, this afternoon, me and superdawg went and had a look.
This is a very familiar route, being part of my adopt-a-path thingy and also having had an initial reccy back in January.
We start at Baybridge, march manfully and bounce dogfully through Deborah Wood (thats a forest, not an old school pal), up over the moor and back through some more woodland – a bit under five miles.
The point of the walk is the bluebells and the shiny things.
I was worried about the bluebells because a few weeks ago there weren’t any – but now, there’s loads – AND – there’s both British ones which are floppy and Spanish ones that are (koff) erect. Prolly something to do with the iodine in all that seafood.
Anyway, we had a look for shiny things – mainly by poking around in spoil heaps and we found a few bits of calcite, some flourspar and a few bits of coal.
We also found a dead sheep and Bruno poked his head in a hole and caused a wabbit to squeak. This puzzled him for a while but put him into hunting mode for the rest of the walk.
The walk’s a goodun. Its on Friday 3rd June and leaves Baybridge pickernick place at 1:30 pm.
There’s no fallen trees and the only safety issues are the roads.
Incidentally, I met five people in Deborah Wood. I’ve never seen anybody in there before. Smashing.