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Covid-16 Notice at Hare Hill Park
If told "you must stay home" then it is vital the days are not wasted and the best way to achieve this, for me, was to have structure. Each day began early with plenty of fresh air and exercise which set me up for the day ahead.
This notice at my local park was a stark reminder of what was going on in the world.

Barkers Wood, Littleborough
I'm lucky enough to live on the doorstep of beautiful scenery and delve into mini-adventures whenever I want to. There is a small patch of woodland nearby and once there it is very easy to forget what is going on in the outside world. Barkers Wood is an escape but it also takes on a magical aura at Halloween when locals string a large spider and web across trees.
Barkers Wood, tall trees
Once in the middle of Barker Wood you can stand and stare up at the tall trees around you and I'm convinced this feeds the soul...to feel perspective in the world.
Peddlars 152 steps & Woody
The walking then begins in earnest and takes you onto Peddlars from where you can walk in any direction to find stunning views and a real workout for the legs as well as cardio. Here is my dog Woody admiring the horses. We had to take a detour around them so that I could begin ascent of the 152 steps up to the top of the hill (the steps are steep and not equidistant so it really works the legs and lungs).
At first glance a tree
Once at the top you can decide which direction to take next. I prefer a meandering stroll across fields and along winding paths. This interesting false tree caught my attention. A clever way to disguise an otherwise ugly mast.
View from the top of Peddlars
Once you get to the top of Peddlars it is astonishing just how you feel out of and yet part of the world around you. The view is astounding and on a clear day it stretches for miles and miles.
Hare Hill Park, Littleborough
For a less challenging walk I took a stroll occasionally to my local park, Hare Hill. The blossom lit up the trees. It is a small park but provides a welcome respite from housing.
I spotted this little beauty on one of my walks. It was easy to miss the tribute to our NHS.
View from my garden
Returning home was equally pleasurable, having a vista like this.
View from my garden
Butterfly appreciating one of my garden ornaments












There's nothing like a good cup of tea once you return home. With the weather being so good I've been able to put my feet up with a cuppa and continue the good vibes before I then have to turn my thoughts to work, video conferencing and deskwork. Woody always finds a sunny spot to take a nap. "Walkies" has taken on a whole new perspective for him too.
Woody after our walks

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