My Dinnertime Walk

17 03 2016

Wherever I work, I always go for a walk in my dinner-hour and explore the area widely until I find walks I like. They all need to be around three-quarters of an hour long so I can get something to eat first. This is my current one…

Eller Beck, Skipton Woods

All photos my digi point-and-shoot

Bailey Snowdrops
You can just see the gateway to work across the road!

Bailey Snowdrops close-up

Crocuses outside work

After admiring the flowers, you cross the old quarry line and go into the woods…

The Old Rock Line to Skipton Castle

and follow Eller Beck for a while…

Eller Beck Through Skipton Woods

Eller Beck Reflections Skipton Woods

Eller Beck, Skipton Woods from near exit

There is a little secret cave under the rocks of the opposite bank – I’ve been known to clamber down for a visit…

Skipton Woods Cave

Then you arrive at the old mill pond…

Skipton Woods Pond

Skipton Woods Blue-sky Reflections

Skipton Woods Pond (portrait)

and then climb above the weir…

Skipton Woods Weir from Steep Climb

I generally come back on the walkway between the canal and beck behind the castle… the crag on the right under the castle has recently started to collapse! 😮

Behind Skipton Castle

Why sit at your desk all dinnertime playing on your phone when you can go out and, not just get some fresh air and exercise, but see views like these!

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15 responses

11 07 2016
HermitCrab

I love the charming sprouts of flowers and the long grasses. I have a favourite walk that ends at a lookout of the river valley 🙂 It always makes my day.

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11 07 2016
mountaincoward

I don’t think you can beat exercising in the countryside for mental health and relaxation! 🙂
Carol.

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11 07 2016
HermitCrab

Agreed. Its very carefree and relaxed. Have a sunny day 🙂
Cheers!

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26 03 2016
surfnslide

Very nice, best I can manage is a walk around the massive office park where my desk is buried 😢

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26 03 2016
mountaincoward

You might be surprised – I’ve worked in towns and cities before and have usually managed to find at least a riverbank or canal bank somewhere…

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20 03 2016
Blue Sky Scotland

I try to do walks like that as well if I’m static in an office or on a course somewhere new to explore the area. Looks nice. Most of the time though in previous jobs I’ve been pretty active at work all day so I enjoy my lunch for a seat,a read at the paper and a rest.

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20 03 2016
mountaincoward

With the new retirement rules coming in, I think I’m going to a manual job in the next year or so and then I can retire before I die!

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18 03 2016
fedup

Looks a nice lunch time wander – plenty of interest 🙂

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18 03 2016
mountaincoward

and great shelter if the weather is inclement – which it often is!

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18 03 2016
Mark

An hour for lunch‼️ In my dreams……. However I do make up for it and the two twelve and half how shifts I work each week with plenty of local walks. Do you explore much beyond this circuit or do you generally go further afield?

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18 03 2016
mountaincoward

On a weekend I can generally sneak a longer walk in on my dinnerhour (shhhh! 😉 ) and then I do go further afield. It can be linked to a lot of nice walking just past the woodland.

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18 03 2016
chrissiedixie

I was always the same, Carol. A quick lunch, then out for a wander for the rest of the hour! 🙂

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18 03 2016
mountaincoward

I work with other people who work 12 hour shifts and it’s amazing how many of them don’t stir from their desk – very unhealthy! I’m surprised they don’t all have DVT bloodclots!

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18 03 2016
underswansea

Looks like a lovely walk. You have snow and flowers.

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18 03 2016
mountaincoward

I love when the flowers start in spring. We haven’t any snow now – it doesn’t last long here…

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