First of all, I'd just like to thank everyone for their comments and kind words on my last post. Eleanor was very touched by the congratulations and she also would like to thank you all. She's been in touch with her Biology tutor and is exploring her options. She's not quite so down in the dumps any more as she now realises that with a lot of hard work she can still achieve her goals.
Getting back to our holidays, I thought I'd show you the photos I took when we visited Dalby Forest.
Dalby Forest is at the south of the North Yorks Moors and only about six miles away from Pickering where we were staying. There's walking trails to suit all abilities, different distances and different difficulties, as well as bike trails. You can hire bikes and there's also Go Ape, the tree top adventure with zip wires and Tarzan swings. Needless to say, we didn't bother with that.
We visited a few times. We were able to borrow a pass from the company who lets the cottage we were staying in, which saved us quite a bit on parking. One of the trails we walked was the Ellerburn Trail.
We chose the longer route, 4.5km or 2.8 miles, it didn't take too long and was a nice walk after a day out elsewhere.
Archie loved it here, he could come off his lead and have a good sniff around.
He was even good when we did a lakeside walk, a stern No and he stayed on land.
You never know what you mind find in the forest though, look who we came across, The Gruffalo.
It's so peaceful here, we only passed a handful of people while we were walking and it's a brilliant place to take dogs. There's places for picnics too as well as a cafe and play areas and adventure playgrounds so you can really make a day of it.