The 8th walk in my 25 Walks Till Spring adventure!
This time I wasn’t alone though! Half term holidays here, so I had the delightful company of my daughter for this week’s walk.
With this in mind I decided, just this time, not to pick the week’s walk randomly as I’ve been doing till now - but instead chose a walk which looked most suitable - No.12 in the book:
A circular stroll from the village of Newton on Ouse around the parkland of Beningbrough Hall and along the river Ouse (and past it’s confluence with the River Nidd).
Easy to navigate, not too remote or isolated plus an option to explore the National Trust property of B Hall as well (with play area and scrumptious food in cafe an added draw for the little one!)
While last week’s walk could be summed up as hair-raising, this week’s was simply bucolic!
Such a pleasure to walk - an easy route to follow with the river on one side for much of it - and a straightforward yomp through the National Trust estate on return section. There were plenty of cows about again - but this time thankfully they were well used to humans, far away or on the other side of the river and paying no attention to walkers at all.
We were also lucky enough to see plenty of other wildlife including a kestrel, buzzards, squirrels and most captivating of all - a beautiful fox which went dashing across the parkland and over the fields right in front of us!
It is quite a popular route by the looks of it and we passed many other walkers - which made a pleasant change from most of my other walks when I’ve felt quite alone & isolated for large parts of the walk.... something I do enjoy - but this time, a pleasant change.
Plus chance to have a lovely long day of quality time with my pre-teen and really hear her chat about so much which we don’t have chance to get in to, in the rush of everyday life.