Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Bank Holiday Walking

I genuinely cannot remember the last bank holiday weekend I had off. It did feel a little bit like one of those moments where you have no idea what to do with yourself! However, as the sun was out, my Mum, Step-dad, brother and myself drove to Ilam in Derbyshire for a good old countryside walk.

It took us about an hour and a half to drive there from where we live, and when you arrive, there a number of walks in which you can choose from to do. We chose to do the 5 mile walk because most of them were just an hour in length and we wanted something much longer.

And, it turned out to be a really scenic route! It was mostly flat, except for one bit in the middle which was around half an hour of walking up steps/rocks, which I would have gladly done without - but oh well! Probably good for the 10k training and all that..

We also stopped and had a little picnic, which was quite cute, and managed not to get attacked by cows or sheep when walking through numerous fields - which is always a bonus.

It was also quite nice to have NO signal or 3G whilst walking. We were pretty much in the middle of no where, so it was so nice to just switch off and enjoy the company and surroundings. I only used my phone to take photos, which is a rare occasion these days.

There isn't much more I can really say about simply walking, so I'm just going to leave the photos of the beautiful scenery and idyllic houses. I'm so glad we took advantage of the weather and fresh air, because it really was a lovely day. If you're ever after a countryside walk and haven't been to Ilam, it's definitely one place worth visiting.


In Ella's Element said...

This place looks gorgeous! Beautiful photos. You're so lucky to have some sunshine it was rainy and grey throughout the bank holiday where I am.

Ella xx

CHAR MILL said...

I had a weekend of walking too - so good for the body and mind! Your walk looks fab, so pretty!!

Charlotte x

Unknown said...

This looks such a beautiful place. We enjoy going for walks in the country too, I'm lucky enough to have quite a few woods and parks where I live so I can be there in about 10 minutes.
Beautiful photos
Sharon x

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