Summer seems a long time ago now, even though last month we were enjoying sun, sea and sand in Cornwall. Autumn's a great time of year to be out and about with the dog though. The cooler weather is perfect for dog walks and and if you choose a woodland walk you can't fail to be impressed with the amazing autumn colours in the landscape.
Today saw us make a welcome return to Roddlesworth woods near Tockholes Village, where we were not dissapointed. Parking at our usual spot near the visitors centre we took the Woods and Water Trail and followed the woodland paths down to the reservoirs where we sat and watched the fly fisherman delicately casting their lines in search of seemingly elusive trout. The leaves haven't yet reached the peak of bronze and gold brilliance but are wel on the way. I expect that by next weekend they'll be stunning. In any event, the woods make a great backdrop to the views over the reservoirs.
The dog was on form today, obediently returning when we caught sight of the occasional mountain biker and horse riders who were also making the most of the morning. He was though seemingly frustrated that he had to make do with a walk along the shores rather than be allowed a swim and on a number of occasions chose to voice his annoyance by barking loudly. I suspect the fishermen were less than impressed.
As always, Roddlesworth was a great place to visit. Now summer is behind us I've no doubt it will once again become a regular weekend haunt.
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Doggy rating 9/10