Cave Dale – Where Dragons Dwell

Last week we made our way to the Castleton in the Peak District for our day of adventuring.  There are a number of caverns and mines to visit in this pretty little village (details here), as well as Peveril Castle, but as we had the mutts with us, our destination was Cave Dale.  Cave Dale is part of the Limestone Way, a long distance footpath that runs 46 miles from Castleton in Derbyshire to Rocester in Staffordshire, taking in the stunning White Peak landscape along the way.  We had a much shorter route planned.

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Formby – Squirrel Nutkin Spotting

On Saturday we decided to take the dogs somewhere we could let them off the leads and let them have a big run.  Rocky loves the seaside, getting his paws wet and splashing about in the surf whereas Pebble prefers mooching and sniffing around, so we chose to visit the National Trust site at Formby.  That way we could take in a woodland walk and stroll down the beach at one location, and maybe spot a red squirrel in the process.

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The Power of the Jelly Baby – A Walk Up Shutlingsloe

Last Sunday saw our first chance to get out for a walk this year and so, having walked up Rivington Pike with Rowan last year, we decided to take a stroll up Shutlingsloe near Macclesfield Forest. With rain forecast for around three o’clock, we made sure we packed waterproofs along with our picnic lunch, but even walking at little legs pace, we expected to be back from our just over three mile adventure before the rain.

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