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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

A Muddy Walk In Bakewell...


A muddy walk in Bakewell or should I say a Very Very muddy walk in Bakewell!?

Over the school holidays, a few weeks ago we took a nice family drive out to one of our favourite places, Bakewell. We all dressed up smart but with plenty of clothes on so we were nice and warm when walking. We forgot one thing, though. It is still Winter and there had been lots of rain!!


As soon as we started our walk we all looked at each other and said, oh no mud!!

It was unbelievably muddy and slippy when we were climbing the hills. I was dressed in jeans, my daughter had her new tracksuit bottoms on and my son had his new trainers on. Oh well, we were there now and there was nothing we could do about it other than getting on with it and enjoy it!!


A fallen tree in our path. It was hard crawling under it in the mud. I was just hoping it would not move and squash me as there was no way I wanted to try and climb over it!!


Don't leave me!!


I did go out in clean shoes, honest.


The hills were fun but in some places, there were not much room between the path and a sheer drop. Scary in all the mud. On slip and it would be like a game of snakes and ladders.


Come on Mum. Never leave a man behind.


Aww, Mollie kept coming back to see where I was. Splashing me with mud in her excitement of running around freely.


How cool are the roots of the tree?


I bet it these looks like something out of a scary movie at night time.


Up to the top of the hill and some more trees have blown down in the wind.


How cool are the hand-built walls at the top of the peaks!?


Eventually, it was time to come down the hill. Everyone tired and ready for fish and chips. No walks around the shops for us this day, though. We were all caked in mud.


Time for some pictures.


Mollie really enjoyed her run and got all muddy too.


A bit of rain and mud eh!?


At least we were on the flat now.


How cool are the muddy reflections?


The sheep in the fields looked a bit muddy too.


We all went to the car and fed Mollie whilst my husband fetched the chips. After all, he was the cleanest one out of us all. Lol.

All in all, it was a great day. One we will remember for years to come. That is all that matters. No one remembers the day you sat home all day and did nothing, do they!?

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  1. What a wonderful place to walk in the outdoors, the trees are amazing with there big roots, they must be quit old. Love all the moss! Join us on OMHGWW and linkup!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karren, just stopped by to join you :)

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  2. Looks like a beautiful walk! Nothing like a forest ramble to wake you up :-)

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  3. How lovely! Even if a bit muddy!

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  4. That's so pretty! I love the moss on the trees!

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  5. I used to love a woodland walk - it's been ages. I'm no good with mud - I'm terrified of slipping over!!

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I slipped loads. Lucky I did not go head first :)

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  6. Lovely photos nice walk too even with the mud hope you didn't have too much cleaning up to do LOL :-)

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    1. Thanks Steve. Who it was a nightmare cleaning up after everyone. The car was muddy inside too :(

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  7. Wow that is some serious mud, but it looks so beautiful still :)

    Helen x

    http://www.treasureeverymoment.co.uk/

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  8. I'm always lagging behind because I'm busy taking photos. It does look fun. You're so right about the mud though. Yikes! I bet that was a pain to clean up. I love the reflection of the tree in the water.

    http://www.anapeladay.com/2017/03/ww-art-and-science.html

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    1. Thanks Alissa. He,he I am always at the back taking pictures too. Yes the mud was so much of a pain to clean after. Lucky it came of all the clothes OK.

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  9. Well, it looks very wet and muddy, but so pretty at the same time. What a lovely place to walk! Beautiful photos. X

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  10. Gorgeous photos, so muddy but muddy walks are always fun, just not fun cleaning the dog afterwards!

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    1. Ha!! Yes agreed. My dog hate being cleaned. She just sits there and shakes.

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  11. Lovely to see you enjoying an adventure, regardless of the weather, and MUD! I started reading this and thought of "We're going on a bear hunt". (sorry).
    I love getting out and about when we can, and I'm one for not letting the likes of mud stop it. Loving the photos, looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Jen. I was a bit scared we might run into a bear or something scary when we got lots in the fields at the top, lol :)

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  12. This reminds me of where I am originally from as it was very hilly and 'country-side like' . Such beautiful photos x

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    1. Thank you Ana, we love to get out in the countryside, whenever possible :)

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  13. Looks like gum boot country. Mollie probably had a blast. I love the green, miss covered trees in your photos.

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  14. those pictures look beautiful! I could get some cheap shoes just to do the route as I think it's worth it :D x

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    1. Thank you Natalia, it was such and re-memorable fun day :)

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  15. I absolutely love love love walks (even if they're muddy!) and my pup enjoys them as well.... he's also white though so means he always has to be washed haha.

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    1. Hehe, when Mollie gets her white paws mucky I think they will never go so white again but thankfully they do. Mollie loves mud.

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  16. That is a very muddy walk. The roots on that tree are amazing, they remind me of a book my son likes to read called "where's my hairy toe".........I think you found it

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    1. Hehe, they do look like toes, don't they :)

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  17. I love a good walk. It helps me stay sane and this place looks great to walk.

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    1. Thanks Stella, it was lovely and peaceful up here :)

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  18. We went to Bakewell a few months ago, but into the town and sampled proper bakewell tarts! The walk looks beautiful though and we like finding new places to take our pooch :)

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    1. We love to walk around the town Jo. Sadly we were too muddy this time :(

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  19. Despite the mud it sounds like a lovely walk. You got some fab pictures and I do like the roots and walls, very cool indeed. And I bet Mollie was in her element. I know our dog would be too!

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    1. Thanks Catherine, yes she was going wild, especially in the mud!

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  20. Wow, you weren't joking when you said it was muddy!! Ha ha. Even the dog looks a bit bemused at all the mud!

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    1. Hehe I have never been so muddy on a walk :)

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  21. It looks more like an assault course lol, I think I would have turned back around #pocolo

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  22. This looks like such a fun walk! Who cares about a little bit of mud anyway? I love all the photos, I bet cleaning your dog up later wasn't much fun though!xx #pocolo

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  23. 'Looks like a wonderful day to me! The mossy rock walls are so pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Hopping over from PoCoLo

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  24. Looks like a great day. I'm not sure I'd have been very keen on the mud but those photos are amazing, I'm sure it made up for the mud!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  25. What beautiful pictures, but what a muddy walk. I love the attitude though, you do just have to embrace these things don't you

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