It was quiet at Beacon Fell when we arrived meaning we had the footpaths largely to ourselves. The dog was largely off lead although I am a little wary of coming across other dogs in such places. Having reached the age of 9 he is now a little less tolerant of younger male dogs, particularly if they are boisterous and disrupt his obsession with his ball.
On reaching the trig point we ourselves disrupted a rather amorous couple who were clearly enjoying the morning air. To be fair they looked very much in love and it was more of a romantic encounter. They quickly moved on and we were left on our own for 15 minutes or so to enjoy the views over the Bowland Fells.
Having walked round all the usual paths I realised time was ticking away so we headed off to nearby Brock Bottoms for a stroll by the river. It's years since we last visited. Although very busy near the car park it soon quietened down as we passed through bluebell filled woodland and on to open fields. A swim in the river was a must for the dog!
At some point we will connect the two by foot, but maybe one for an early morning visit later in the year.