I know it's short notice but the bluebells were fabulous. We have to go before they're finished.
There are two alternatives I'd like you to vote on when you sign up. If we start from the pub (Collier's Arms) it adds on a pretty woodland path strewn with bluebells. It also adds a mile on so we would need to start at 6.30 rather than 7.
If we start at the Nature Reserve car park then it's 2.5 miles and we drive to the pub after. We meet at 6.45 to set off at 7. Finish around 8.30. Bring a torch in case we're slow.
I'm not expecting there to be many of us with it being short notice so if there are many of you who want to go but can't make 6.30 I'll do the shorter version. There are more bluebells later on in the walk.
This walk is deceptively easy at the start then goes up a couple of fairly steep hills, gives you a good view of industrial warehouses at the top then descends some steep stone steps. It is very dry until we have to hop along some stepping stones through a shallow stream. I made it across in my walking trainers though if we get much rain before then boots would be better.
So although it's short it's not easy peasy and we need a reasonable pace for the light.
Dogs should be fine, close control on the towpath and there's a bit where the sheep are in the next field with tumble down walls.
Haven't asked the pub about dogs yet but they're a great bunch of lads in there (me and the barmaid were the only women in the place.) Adults only for this walk please.
The forecast is dry at the moment. If showers are forecast I'll go ahead but if heavy rain is expected the walk will be rearranged to another date.