Greenway and Dittisham 

An amazing and ridiculously dog friendly place to go!

First we started off at “greenway ” – a national trust park which was Agatha Christie’s holiday Home and the location where John Suchard’s Poirot was filmed.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery and dogs are allowed anywhere including formal gardens. The only place they’re not allowed is the house itself .

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It is quite hilly but well worth the views you get . The staff are really friendly almost like a family and you are made to feel very welcome . Easily lose a good few hours . But must warn you parking has to be prebooked  in advance . National trust members totally free . 

Next stop ferry to Dartmouth and back just a two minute drive from greenway . You can board a ferry and take a 1 hour ferry to Dartmouth and back . Yet again dogs allowed for free .

I just had to get in shot !

This is the life !!

A very nice leisurely cruise . You can see agatha christies house plus the royal naval college where prince Philip first met the queen and a viaduct built for the steam trains ( still in use and also dog friendly ) by Isambard  kingdom Brunel .

Not another boat !

And when you finally get off the ferry . Why not get straight on another boat to dittisham . Yep you guessed it dog friendly . Two minutes across the river . A really small village with lots of trails to discover . Or if you have older dogs just visit the local pub “FBI ” fishing boat inn. It’s very small but the staff are incredibly friendly again .

It’s not a posh place , in fact it was like going back in time but well worth a visit to get a real Devon experience .

Tomorrow is the pirate festival at Brixton . Watch this space to see what we get up to!

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Hollingworth lake 

Hollingworth Lake– It’s a lovely place in Rochdale to take your dogs for a walk . Whether it be just around the lake itself, Or if you prefer you can tackle the surrounding hillsides which takes in parts is saddleworth moor where you may see roe deer , hare and a variety of moorland birds which will be starting to nest soon . You could really spend the whole day just exploring the countryside and enjoying nature . I recommend also Ogden reservoir which is in walking distance of Hollingworth lake . There are a few hard terrain parts but as long as you dress well you well enjoy some stunning views .

But if you just want a gentle walk as we have to at the moment because our doggies are getting on a bit now . Hollingsworth lake is perfect as it’s all flat and very accessible .

There are plenty of places to eat and drink too so we decided to take our doggies for a pub lunch .

Can I sit on this comfy chair please . This is Archie

Millie windsurfing . 17 years old and when she gets tired she loves to be in her buggie

Spring Days 

Sometimes I think it’s too easy to just get carried away working in your garden . On a lovely sunny day like this just sit back and enjoy all the sights and sounds . Bees and birds are busy nest building . You may be even lucky enough to see your first spring chick taking its first flight!

Blue Tit Chick
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Bumble Bee

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Welcome to my Blog!

Hello Everyone! Today I am launching my new blog and I just wanted to tell you a little bit about me…

I work in retail, but my real passion is the environment. Not what it can do for me but what I can do for it.

I have a medium sized garden. Yes it’s not immaculate but neither is the real world. It’s my personal space and it attracts a whole range of wildlife from insects to animals. Its my own Flixton nature reserve where all animals and insects are welcome.

I can show you how pretty much use any food you’d normally throw away- and how it can be reused in one way or another to encourage the right birds and insects to prevent or reduce the need for chemicals. Also I will be showing you places around the UK, mainly Northwest, where you can enjoy nature and that are dog friendly. Alongside my daughters blog- Wag Yourself Happy– where she’s always tagging my pooches. Hope you like my page!