As we can only walk locally during Covid Times I have explored a few different walks to take the dogs on.
We all love walking Halford Meadows and Onny Meadows, with all their lovely sniffs (the dogs) and views of the hills (me). But we all like a change, and the dogs enjoy discovering different sniffs.
Most of the footpath walks have been very muddy and I have brought half a field back home a few times. So we have also explored a few of the local lanes.
To achieve these walks we sometimes have to start by walking down or up the A49. There is the odd one where we finish on the A49 as well.
I know most of the local footpaths but friends can still surprise me with paths I have never ventured down before. (This was back in the Summer).
In the first lockdown two older gentlemen sat on their scooters in their drive waving and saying hello in the afternoon. They still wave but from inside their warm home. We also wave to a woman who sits near her window reading, with a dog who barks to say hello. Dillie has a grumble, not that she has room to bark.
Most days we walk past one house where the man has his office upstairs. He usually has the window open and his feet stuck up on the window sill. Does he do this for comfort or does he have smelly feet.
Dillie has got used to the idea that if people are walking along the path towards you step into the road out of their way. I need to train her to go at a signal.
We wave to a lot people when we are walking, some I know well, some I know to wave to and some I actually have no idea who they are, I wave because they waved and so it carries on.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my over view of Covid Time Walks, look out for more Covid Time Blogs.
The photograph in the header of this blog post was taken in the Onny Meadows and shows Whettleton Hill which is the site of Norton Camp an Iron Age Hill Fort.