Today Toby and I headed to the Roaches for a morning of exploring and climbing.
We have been going to the Roaches for a few years now and absolutely love it! There are a few steep sections but not too many and you are rewarded with amazing views so the climbs are totally worth it!
There are a few routes you can do at the Roaches but if we go for a couple of hours we usually just start at Roaches gate and then walk along the ridge to the trig point and back.
It’s my favourite kind of walk – rocks and boulders to negotiate – Toby gets to become his mountain goat self!
There is also a pool on top of the ridge called Docksey Pool – which legend has it is home to some Mermaids!
Toby loves a paddle in the pool no matter the weather, it was a lovely day today but still too cold to paddle is you ask me!
The weather was kind to us today – a little bit moody to begin with but soon brightened up. Which made a nice change from the past few weekends of horrible weather!
Normally you see a few people up on the Roaches but not too many (one of the reasons I like it so much!) but today it was heaving! We saw so many walkers and runners – I found out from a few of them that there was a long distance walking group event on, but everyone was polite and mindful and it gave us an opportunity to practice some Toby manners and let big groups pass.
The roaches walk is mostly on lead as there are usually sheep all over the ridge, we didn’t see any sheep today so Toby got to have a few sections off lead but I was very conscious that sheep can appear out of nowhere so these were short bursts of controlled freedom!
As always Toby and I had a whale of a time on our solo jaunts but after a morning of me and Toby time we headed home to spend the afternoon with Amos!
Nothing too exciting could happen adventure wise for Amos today as he was neutered earlier in the week so he is on limited exercise and no jumping etc.
We decided that a trip to Ginger and Browns for a sniff and to get some shopping was on the cards (we needed to stock up on Pizzle sticks for Amos and fish cubes for Toby!)
I treated the boys to a Lamb Trotter each whilst we were there to have after they’d been out (which they are both munching on now 🤢)
Then off we headed to Little Budworth Country Park to let Amos sniff some new smells and Toby have a mini adventure!
We also tried Toby’s new Silverfoot Bell (a gift from the gorgeous Buddy’s momma! – who also makes BEAUTIFUL leads and collars if anyone needs a summer wardrobe for their woof! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Buddyleads) which is super loud and really seemed to help Amos work out where Toby was going – it was his first time at this park and he was really brave and didn’t get spooked, it is also near Oulton Park so there were unusual noises all around and he took it all in his stride!
We got in some recall practice for both puppies whilst we were out, Amos is coming along nicely with his puppy training, Toby is doing a grand job of showing him the ropes!
We hope you’ve all had a fun Saturday! 💚🐾