Appleton Thorn, Grappenhall, Walton & Stretton

Hello people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here reporting on a stormy eleven miles around Grappenhall, Appleton Thorn, Walton and Stretton in the Cheshire countryside. Storm Dennis hadn’t affected this area anywhere near as severely as other parts of the North-West. The high winds were still causing problems though and the odd shower was forecast … Continue reading Appleton Thorn, Grappenhall, Walton & Stretton

Dunham Massey

Hello again people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here reporting on a short hike around Dunham Massey. We had a few hours to spare and so instead of a walk in the park or around our local streets we jumped into the car and drove to a nearby stately home. Dunham Massey Hall, a National … Continue reading Dunham Massey

Daresbury and Lewis Carroll

Hello again people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here after another 7.5 mile local hike with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. My dad has always been a fan of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the celebrated mathematician and photographer. OK, I think that he is more famous under his pseudonym, Lewis … Continue reading Daresbury and Lewis Carroll

Aberglaslyn Pass, Cwm Bychan & Beddgelert

Good morning people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here again after a chilly night in the tent. Don’t get me wrong, me and the big feller were toasty in our sleeping bags. Mine is a fleece sleeping bag liner, doubled over and it keeps me nice and warm. We spent the night at Llyn Gwynant … Continue reading Aberglaslyn Pass, Cwm Bychan & Beddgelert