Harry smiles and miles

Hard to believe that Harry is in his fourteenth month on this here planet. We can now increase his daily mileage on his walks and also his feed. He can empty his food bowl quicker than a fast thing from fastville, a pure eating machine. I'm currently walking six miles a day average but very aware that these boys do a lot more. I'm looking into getting another GPS so we can monitor Harry's distances (alongside Paddy) and his constant need to be in front of Paddy on our travels into the hills. Paddy can do 20 miles whilst I'm getting just getting my boots on. Harry seems to have the 'race you to the top' gene, Max and I are quite happy to plod along!

Walking in the hills and moors is my happy place, we are very lucky to live in the Lake District and the dogs love it, maybe the next book will be our favourite trails? Trails for Tails sounds like a title?

Walking is great for the soul, its healthy and is proven to help combat anxiety and depression and I'd encourage everyone whose able to get out and about. The best thing about walking is it's free, unlike the many unused gym memberships bought over the last week, best laid plans........!

We're proud to support Mountains for The Mindhttps://www.mountainsforthemind.co.uk/
You can read ours and other peoples 'outdoors' stories on their website, get some great inspiration along with help and support on how to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with free guided walks and ideas.

Also if you fancy a challenge for your walks how about the Everest Anywhere Challenge from our friends at Trail Magazine. Basically you sign up to walk the height of Everest 29,029 feet over 12 months. Sounds like a lot?  Realistically it equates just over 24 metres a day (80 feet in old money or three Paddy bunny hops). We're going to do it again this year. Click on the link for more information   https://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/everestanywhere

nd if you want to head up to the lakes or need an excuse for great day out whilst raising funds for the MS Society have a go at the Annual 10in10 Challenge. This walk (or run it if you want to) was designed and created by local Keswick lady, Yvonne Booth back in 2011. It was her response to her husband Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010. 

The challenge - tackling ten Lake District peaks in 10 hours, better get training for this one as it's 26km (16.1 miles in old money or a jaunt for Paddy) The walk this year takes you over Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, High Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor. Starting and finishing at The Swinside Inn. 
Click here for more information   https://www.10in10.org.uk/events/annual-10in10-challenge/

Of course dont forget you are always welcome to join us on one of our charity walks! Just keep an eye on our events page on Facebook.