We’ve been really busy this week, catching up with lots of friends. Thursday saw us take a trip up the motorway to see my best friend for the day. She lives in Derbyshire, in a tiny little village, right in the countryside. After lunch, we decided to go for a walk along an old railway line not far from her house.
Monkey was rather bemused. How can we walk on a railway line?
We explained to him that lots of old railway lines have closed over the years and that some are now walk and cycleways. He was rather disappointed that we couldn’t see any tracks as we went for a walk along an old railway line.
But he loves spending time with his Auntie A, and they were soon busy chatting as we went for a walk in the sunshine.
He loved walking under the various railway bridges, and it wasn’t long until he’d found a stick or two to join us on a walk along an old railway line!
We had a lovely walk, chatting, laughing and spotting butterflies (male Orange Tips) and a number of ladybirds. Looking at various flowers and enjoying the countryside.
We even got to see some goats as we walked, forgot to take any photos of them. We didn’t see any tractors, a major disappointment for Monkey. But it was lovely to get out in the countryside and enjoy a walk along an old railway line. Great that the track has been developed so people can enjoy it. Although the building has been replaced, you can also see a platform along one stretch of the walk.
Monkey had a great time, exploring nature and having fun.