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. Oh My Heartsie Girl (Linky)
    March 14, 2017 / 11:43 am

    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!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:05 am

      Thanks for stopping by Karren, just stopped by to join you πŸ™‚

  2. Sophie
    March 14, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Looks like a beautiful walk! Nothing like a forest ramble to wake you up πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:07 am

      Thanks Sophie πŸ™‚

  3. Tamar SB
    March 14, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    How lovely! Even if a bit muddy!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:07 am

      Hehe, thanks Tamar πŸ™‚

  4. Teresa Kindred
    March 14, 2017 / 3:01 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:08 am

      Thanks Teresa πŸ™‚

  5. Michelle Ordever
    March 14, 2017 / 4:45 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:11 am

      Thanks Michelle, I slipped loads. Lucky I did not go head first πŸ™‚

  6. stevebethere
    March 14, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Lovely photos nice walk too even with the mud hope you didn't have too much cleaning up to do LOL πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:13 am

      Thanks Steve. Who it was a nightmare cleaning up after everyone. The car was muddy inside too πŸ™

  7. Helen J
    March 14, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Wow that is some serious mud, but it looks so beautiful still :)Helen xhttp://www.treasureeverymoment.co.uk/

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:14 am

      Thanks Helen πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:16 am

      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.

  8. Paighton Millington
    March 14, 2017 / 9:49 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:17 am

      Aww, thank you lovely πŸ™‚

  9. Five Little Doves
    March 14, 2017 / 10:44 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:20 am

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

  10. Jen Robertson-Peverley
    March 15, 2017 / 12:37 am

    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.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:23 am

      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 πŸ™‚

  11. ana de jesus
    March 15, 2017 / 1:00 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:26 am

      Thank you Ana, we love to get out in the countryside, whenever possible πŸ™‚

  12. Rhonda Albom
    March 15, 2017 / 2:29 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 6:28 am

      Thank you Rhonda πŸ™‚

  13. Natalia Molinero
    March 15, 2017 / 7:38 am

    those pictures look beautiful! I could get some cheap shoes just to do the route as I think it's worth it πŸ˜€ x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you Natalia, it was such and re-memorable fun day πŸ™‚

  14. Alina Ghost
    March 15, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    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.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 1:09 pm

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

  15. Kara Guppy
    March 15, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Hehe, they do look like toes, don't they πŸ™‚

  16. Stella Olojola
    March 15, 2017 / 5:17 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 15, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks Stella, it was lovely and peaceful up here πŸ™‚

  17. Jo Robinson-Vann
    March 15, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 16, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      We love to walk around the town Jo. Sadly we were too muddy this time πŸ™

  18. Catherine Jordan
    March 15, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    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!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 16, 2017 / 5:44 pm

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

  19. Little Pickles Mom
    March 15, 2017 / 10:31 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 16, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Hehe I have never been so muddy on a walk πŸ™‚

  20. MamaMummyMum
    March 17, 2017 / 6:23 am

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

  21. Wendy
    March 17, 2017 / 6:29 am

    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

  22. Stone Cottage Adventures
    March 17, 2017 / 10:34 am

    'Looks like a wonderful day to me! The mossy rock walls are so pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures Hopping over from PoCoLo

  23. Morgan Prince
    March 24, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    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

  24. Zena's Suitcase
    March 24, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    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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