Favourite walk by pamknowler

Favourite walk

It's grey and foggy out with snow flurries forecast for later and maybe snow overnight. I thought I would go back to one of our walks at the country park. We are supposed to stay local and not drive to exercise - no more than 5 miles. We have been walking from home but I find it so boring walking round the estate and the nearby roads. I have just checked the milage to our country parks where we have parking season tickets and this one is 5.3 miles while our wooded park is 7.5 miles - both on the outskirts of our town. I think I can justify a walk around the lake don't you? This is a shot from October 2019.

My sister Barbara thanks everyone for their birthday wishes yesterday - I read them all out to her and told her where you all lived - she was thrilled to get messages from all round the world. It was a quiet day with a couple of FaceTime calls from family - everyone disappointed that the post had not delivered either cards or parcels. Then in the evening Barb's middle son Colin who lives in the next village popped round with a huge bag of presents and cards from him and Alex and Sophie. He insisted on going out into the garden so we wrapped up with our big coats and had drinks out on the patio - socially distanced of course!! Barb sad she felt really bad making him go into the garden but Colin was keen to have a visit even though it was freezing cold!! A very strange lockdown birthday!!
A beautiful place and so lovely to see during these diificult times. I didn't know that the limilt was 5 miles for a drive somewhere. We have been doing much as you do and only walking from home, buit I agree it's getting boring.
January 23rd, 2021  
@busylady I have 5 miles in my head Judith but am now so confused with all the changing rules. I need to check this out. Feeling stir crazy and need to escape!! LOL!!
January 23rd, 2021  
Ah, glad to hear Colin saved with the day with his bag of gifts and laughter! Well done to him.

I think you can just about manage the walk around the park. I phoned Hyde Hall yesterday to see if I was allowed to come, but the answer was no - I am just that bit too far away. Bother! But I shall look forward to getting there maybe when the Spring daffs are up in a month or so with any luck.
Super shot of this gorgeous sky and lake.
January 23rd, 2021  
Don't think the government has ever defined local. I think it was when Derbyshire police were handing out fines to the two women who had travelled 5 miles to a reservoir. In my opinion its more about not meeting people and socialising! Nice shot btw
January 23rd, 2021  
Exercising
You should minimise time spent outside your home, but you can leave your home to exercise. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

by yourself
with the people you live with
with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household
This includes but is not limited to running, cycling, walking, and swimming. Personal training can continue if participants are from the same household or support bubble. It can also continue if it is one-on-one, although this should only take place in a public outdoor place, and not in someone’s private home or garden.

Public outdoor places include:

parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
public and botanical gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
the grounds of a heritage site
public playgrounds
Playgrounds are primarily open for use by children who do not have access to private outdoor space, like their own garden. Although you can take your children to a playground for exercise, you must not socialise with other people while there.

Outdoor sports venues must close, for example:

tennis courts
golf courses
swimming pools
Allotments remain open, but you cannot meet with someone outside your household or support bubble there unless another exemption applies.

Children under 5, and up to 2 carers for a person with a disability who needs continuous care, are not counted towards the gatherings limits for exercising outside.

If you (or a person in your care) have a health condition that routinely requires you to leave home to maintain your health - including if that involves travel beyond your local area or exercising several times a day - then you can do so.

When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household. This includes the person you are exercising with, unless they are from your household - meaning the people you live with - or your support bubble.
January 23rd, 2021  
Nothing on govt website that says 5 miles. Says local. If a 7.5mile one is on edge of your town I'd say that is local.
January 23rd, 2021  
This is a fabulous photo with a gorgeous sky.

I most certainly would be walking around this lake if I were you
January 23rd, 2021  
What a gorgeous scene, the clouds are gorgeous. I think you should be safe with 7 miles as long as you don't get too close to other people.
January 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful scene
January 23rd, 2021  
Fantastic photo and the sky is magnificent!!
January 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful..... and I also have to say it is very boring doing the same walk over and over. The parks are heaving at the moment though!!
January 23rd, 2021  
Very beautiful.
January 23rd, 2021  
Gorgeous capture...love the skyscape
January 23rd, 2021  
What a gorgeous place for a walk!!
January 23rd, 2021  
what a sky!
January 23rd, 2021  
@busylady @casablanca @rjb71 @newbank @kjarn @onewing @denful thanks for your comments and advice. We drove to the country park and the car park was overflowing! Everyone had the same idea! We went back home and did the local walk. The boys didn’t mind! 🤣
January 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful sky.
January 23rd, 2021  
You must go to the park. It's amazing how we're all trying to cope. I notice a lot more people braving (or is that embracing the cold) to stop for a chat. Good for you.
January 23rd, 2021  
What a lovely bright image, and what a great sky!
January 23rd, 2021  
So good of him to come. We just had video birthdays last year. We were thankful for what we could muster. Such a crazy world. I know Barbara was thankful to see her son.
January 23rd, 2021  
Wow - what a fantastic sky.
January 24th, 2021  
What wonderful skies
January 24th, 2021  
Such a beautiful spot, it does all of good to see the beauty of this location.
January 24th, 2021  
Stunning sky :)
January 24th, 2021  
Beautiful shot:)
January 24th, 2021  
Wow, beautiful area for sure!
January 25th, 2021  
Beautiful shot
January 25th, 2021  
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