Bridle Path Walk

Yesterday was the last chance I had to see a friend, who I hadn't seen for a while, before she went on holiday for three weeks. We live in different towns but with the bus no longer an option and walking seemingly ludicrous; the only way I knew would be three hours along a non-existent footpath beside a dual carriage way, I was unsure how I could make this happen. But when there's a will, there's a way, right? So after some searching, I did find another way I could walk, along a bridle path, that would take about the same time as the dual carriage way route. We decided to meet half way in one of the many villages located in the countryside between our towns.
So, at 12 noon, in 22 C heat, I set off on what I later found out was a 4.5 mile walk (each way) to meet my friend who was cycling to meet me in a village we'd never been to before.
But hey, today was as good a day as any to go on a little adventure!

And it was so worth it. The scenery was stunning, the views were beautiful and being completely surrounded by nature was so soul soothing. I've never thought of myself as a huge lover of the countryside till now... 

This is a bridle path.
(in case you didn't know - which I didn't until yesterday...)

Hilariously, every person I asked for directions, to double check I was still going the right way, would parrot my destination back to me several times in disbelief because 'that's really quite far' or 'It's a while away...and it's up a hill'.

Quick yoga stop, of course

Don't you just love running your fingers through the grass?

An hour and a half (and a lot of sweat, sorry, tmi?) later, I made it!

We met at The Green Man Pub for a little something to eat


All caught up, refueled and refreshed, well, it was time to head all the way back again...

"Let the status symbols you seek most, be self-made adventures that excite you at dawn, challenge you by day, and surprise you by night"



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  2. Awesome photos and I loved the quick yoga pose stop ;)

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

  3. I've always loved the countryside and nature, I'm so glad you saw the silver lining in the end :) jeez, what a walk though! But I'll bet it was worth it to see your friend. Lovely photos, Vanisha :) x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

    1. Haha, yeah it was so much fun in the end! Do you go walking in the countryside often Amanda? :)x

  4. I love to take a walk in the wood! It 's for real soul soothing! Just the nature, me and my family! ;) Stunning impressions, Vanisha!

    xoxo Ira

    1. Ahh yeah, its so relaxing being surrounded my trees and nature :) Thank you Ira! X