Back in October, I showed you A Local Walk For Archie. At the time, I had intended to take you on more of our local walks, so as we're only allowed to exercise our dogs locally at the moment because of the coronavirus, and because the sun was shining on Sunday, I thought it was a good opportunity to take you on another of our local walks.
This is the start of the walk we went on last time, up the lane.
However, this time we're turning to our left and passing through the gap in the hedge.
The farmer hasn't planted up his field yet but it has been ploughed so we'll stick to the side and walk around the edges. If you look across the field, that's where we're heading.
Here's the entrance to the woods.
The trees are still devoid of their leaves at the moment but it's starting to green up. Buds are unfurling and there's quite a few flowers blooming on the woodland floor.
It's a little early for bluebells yet but there are a few buds...
...and even one or two flowers. Another few weeks and the woodland floor will be a riot of blue, as can be seen in my In And Out The Shady Bluebells post which I wrote nearly eight years ago.
Archie loves walking in the woods and luckily for us, we don't often meet many people whilst walking here, so social distancing isn't much of a problem when we take him here.
The woods aren't huge so we take a circular walk around them. Another field is adjacent to the return path but Archie is really spooked about this field and won't go there no matter how much we try and coax him, I don't know why.
We're lucky to have some nice dog walks on our doorstep, especially at the moment when we can't visit our usual haunts which are further afield.
As you can imagine, the woods get rather muddy during the winter months, as does the farmer's field which we have to cross to get there, so I'm pleased the weather has improved. In fact, the ground at the moment is rock hard, we haven't had very much rain lately.
This is another walk which is just the right length for Archie now he's getting older. He does love being out there and is quite sprightly until he gets back home and then he's knocked for six.
And then we're back to the farmer's field which we have to cross once again on our way home.
I hope you've enjoyed another local walk with Archie.