A borrowed dog walk

It’s not may people that you can email and ask if you can steal their dogs for an afternoon! Luckily I am one of those people that can do just that and the other day I emailed my friend Karen to see if she minded if Gareth and I walked Murphy and Mitsi (The B and B dogs) You already know that Karen runs a wonderful Bed and Breakfast in South Shropshire, and we love spending time there as often as we can.

So with the dogs consent we were heading off to the wilds of South Shropshire. We arrived just as the weather broke and the sun started to shine and after a good catch up and a good cup of coffee we set off to discover the dog’s favourite spots around Hopton Castle.

We discovered what is known as the troll bridge, a spot the dogs certainly knew well as they were soon in the stream swimming and chasing sticks (Murphy Sticks as it is known locally)

We then strolled across the fields to Hopton Castle which sadly now no longer lets dogs around the grounds which is sad as it is a wonderful spot and Murphy obviously certainly misses his run around the castle as he tried to sneak through the gate as I was heading up the path to take some pictures.

We strolled though the village admiring the houses and the stunning scenery, and pottered up through the churchyard up across the fields to the edge of Well wood then there was a slight scramble up to the brow of the hill. Murphy took great delight at keeping his head down and his tail up chasing the rabbit scents and trails.

From the top of the hill you had a wonderful view over the South Shropshire Hills, there were stunning views across to the Stiperstones and of Heath Mynd which stood over the farm I use to live at.

We strolled along the lanes, watching the birds hop from hedgerow to hedgerow and decided to follow the path back across the fields down to Hopton Castle for a final game of Murphy Stick before strolling back to Hopton House for a warming cuppa and a lovely homemade muffins.

We left Hopton with several boxes of eggs and full tummies. And left behind two tired dogs

It’s not may people that you can email and ask if you can steal their dogs for an afternoon! Luckily I am one of those people that can do just that and the other day I emailed my friend Karen to see if she minded if Gareth and I walked Murphy and Mitsi (The B and B dogs)

You already know that Karen runs a wonderful Bed and Breakfast inSouth Shropshire, and we love spending time there as often as we can. So with the dogs consent we were heading off to the wilds of South Shropshire.

We arrived just as the weather broke and the sun started to shine and after a good catch up and a good cup of coffee we set off to discover the dog’s favourite spots aroundHoptonCastle. We discovered what is known as the troll bridge, a spot the dogs certainly knew well as they were soon in the stream swimming and chasing sticks (Murphy Sticks as it is known locally)

We then strolled across the fields toHoptonCastlewhich sadly now no longer lets dogs around the grounds which is sad as it is a wonderful spot and Murphy certainly misses his run around the castle as he tried to sneak through the gate as I was heading up the path to take some pictures.

We strolled though the village admiring the houses and the stunning scenery, and pottered up through the churchyard up across the fields to the edge of Well wood then there was a slight scramble up to the brow of the hill. Murphy took great delight at keeping his head down and his tail up chasing the rabbit scents and trails.

From the top of the hill you had a wonderful view over the South Shropshire Hills, there were stunning views across to the Stiperstones and of Heath Mind which stood over the farm I use to live at.

We strolled along the lanes, watching the birds hop from hedgerow to hedgerow and decided to follow the path back across the fields down toHoptonCastlefor a final game of Murphy Stick before strolling back to Hopton House for a warming cuppa and a lovely homemade muffin.

 

We left Hopton knowing a little more about what Murphy likes, boxes of eggs and full tummies. What we left behind was two tired and happy dogs

 
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One thought on “A borrowed dog walk

  1. Oh, sigh! What lovely photos, I cannot WAIT for our move over, I feel homesick now but in a funny kind of vice versa way (as we’ve not lived there yet). A walk with eggs at the end is always a good walk in my book.

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