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Park life…

Today we went for a little walk around Botanic park in Churchtown as is one of Charlie dog’s favourite parks to wander around as he gets to see the birds in the aviary. Then he can have a walk around the lake. So I took some photographs as we walked around the park that are below.

The couple of pictures below have both paths and a tunnel for Alive and trekkings Which way photo challenge.

We even walked although a path that we don’t normally which led us through a little tunnel.

Then back out to the next little route by the lake.

The post below if you look very carefully you will see a gull and a pigeon in flight for today’s Are you square?

Once we had walked round to the cafe we stopped so Mr H could have a drink of tea, Charlie dog could have a drink of water and a treat and I could have a nice cold soft drink. I was also going to leave my little bookmark at the cafe but we started talking to a man and his dog and I forgot until Mr H reminded me as we were leaving.

The plan after the park was to go to the Bold Arms for a little lunch but we ended up just nipping in for a little drink before heading back to the caravan.

The picture below is for Brian at Bushboys world who asks us to post our last photograph. It shows Charlie relaxing at the public house after his walk around the park.

Charlie Dog resting in the Bold Arms

Below are my all trails map and mileage for today for Walk 1,000 and my keeping active for Red January for Mind.

Especially for Linda as part of my Just Jot January below is my pattern for my simple flower bookmark. I just hope I have written it so you can understand as it is my first time writing done any instructions for anyone other than myself.

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Walking the dog

Although today is the 4th day of wild Christmas with the wildlife trust it is our 1st as we haven’t been able to any decent walks over Christmas day and boxing day we thought that today Charlie deserved a decent walk to blow off the festive cobwebs. So after an early get up for the weekend and a little rest it was time for Charlie to get his harness on and for Mr H and I to get our walking boots on. We decided to do one of our favourite walks that is not far from the caravan and is actually part of the wildlife trust at Mere Sands Woods.

Mere sands woods is part of the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside wildlife trust in Rufford surrounded by agricultural land. The site covers 42 hectares with lakes, woodland and grassland. There are 3 routes of different levels of accessibility.

Charlie enjoying the fresh air

Today we decided that we would walk right the way around the parameter to the wood whereas sometimes we will just do half. They are currently doing a lot of work on the visitor centre that is there so one of the paths that we would normally walk along is cut off as we would normally walk around the meadow with sheep in it and walk along past the lake.

There are so many things to see while you are on your walk. So for today’s flower of the day, I spotted this Ivy around the base of one of the trees.

You always find lots of fungi while you are walking around and I do love taking pictures of fungi. Here are some from todays walk.

I have 2 pictures for Xingfumama’s take a seat. The first is a seat cut out of the base of a tree and the second are little toadstools shaped from wood.

Seat cut in tree stump
3 Little toadstools

The signpost is my photograph for Alive and trekking’s which way challenge. Along with the signpost, there are also some photographs of the paths that were taken.

This crooked tree is my photograph for Cee’s black and white photo challenge for this week which is crooked and squiggly lines.

Although you can hardly see him but this robin is my Bird of the day for Granny Shot its photo challenge it took so long to try and get a photograph of one of the robins that we saw as they just kept flying away as soon as my camera was ready.

As Mr H and I have signed up to walk 1,000 miles in 2020 we are actually starting ours now so this walk will be our first lot of miles to count for this. Below are the screenshots from the All trails app to show how have walked.