I start off with a nice warm up walk over Barley Weir bridge in Staveley:
With a lack of rain the water levels are pretty low but you can see why they built mills along the River Kent throughout the village:
Once over the river I have a couple of minutes walking down the usually very quiet lane on the far side of the river:
Now I am back to running a decent non-stop 40 minutes there isn't as much time for photography as I run out of the village, nip along a bit of the bypass before heading down in the valley through Bowston and Burneside. In fact today I ran all the way out the other side of Burneside before I had an all too brief 2 minute walk here:
All too soon I had my final 10 minute run which took me around the edge of Kentrigg along the footpath before I wiggled around our estate. I try to make this last bit more varied! In total the route was 8.8 km and I ran most of that so I am very pleased.
With my car 5 miles away I had to walk to work, this is a pleasure on a dry sunny day and the footpath to Dockwray was looking lovely with plenty of flowers along it:
I love crossing over the 1907 bridge which was relocated to Dockwray in 1990 from the other side of town. The river was looking very tranquil:
It all added up to a record run for the month and a tidy walk total too:
Tomorrow I will have to manage to fit some extra walking in somehow...