We've got some lovely walks close to home but all of us, and I include Archie in this, are fed up of them now after taking the same routes day after day over the past year, so on Saturday afternoon we decided to head somewhere different.
Now you may not think that the photo above looks like a very good walk for Archie but looks can be deceptive. These motorway services opened last year, they're a short drive away from where we live, and there's more to them than meets the eye.
There's plenty of green space to the side of the services and lots of young trees have been planted.
We came to a track which was a safe distance from any roads so Archie was able to come off his lead.
A little further along was a huge lake.
The best part of the walk for Archie. He does love walking through woodland. Unfortunately, it got rather muddy and annoyingly I was wearing my trainers rather than my walking boots so we ended up turning round. If we'd continued on our journey we'd have reached the River Aire and the canal, which I'm sure would be a lovely walk, but that's something for another day.
Saturday was dull and rather chilly but the gorse is flowering which brightened things up.
Back to the lake.
I think this will be a great walk when the sun's shining, and Archie definitely enjoyed going somewhere different.