Easter 2017 – the Roecliffe Ramble

A lovely posh breakfast and a look around Boroughbridge started the day off quite nicely. Then it was off to Roecliffe a couple of minutes walk from the campsite for our first ‘hike’ with Pookie who all too often wants to be carried and really has little stamina for a decent walk. 

The route took us down a little grass lane past the church and across a field to the banks of the River Ure.

We followed the river through several fields, over stiles and bridges and into a bluebell wood, before re-emerging in a field of over-eager young cows. Pookie walked most of the way and impressed us with his stile climbing abilities. 

At the end of the cow field we reached the lock where boats bypass the river weir just west of Newby Hall. 

After a quick look we headed away from the river down a little farm track and picked up a main road back towards Roecliffe for a few minutes before again joining a bridleway away from the traffic. The walk back to Roecliffe was quiet and the pace a little quicker with Pookie on his Dad’s shoulders and we made it back in time for a pint in the sunshine outside The Crown and a little giggle at our not-so-impressive hike statistics. 

 After returning the dogs to Willamina and a quick change we were back to The Crown to sample their most delicious menu. 


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