This morning Grant and I decided to take a walk in an area we'd never been to before. We recently bought a book called "Pub Walks in the Chilterns" and it has some lovely walks in it, all circular walks that start at a pub. The walk we decided to do today was in Bryant's Bottom. It's a really short drive from where we live to Bryant's Bottom so we left home at 11:00, drove to the pub, parked our car and then set off on foot for a 5km walk that ended back at the pub just in time for lunch.
The walk was absolutely lovely. Food for the soul!
Now bear in mind, Paula's brother-in-law is called Bryant... so I have to admit that the humour on this walk was childish in the extreme.... "It was a tough slog out of Bryant's bottom", "It's a slippery slope into Bryant's Bottom" (It actually was!) Yeah, I'm ashamed to admit we can be THAT childish...sorry Bryant! 😊 Moving on...
The walk was lovely. A steep climb right at the start and then gentle strolling, apart from the rather slippery slope down the hill again. We walked on public footpaths that led us onto farm land, through paddocks and into the woods. So beautiful!
|My day was made right here when this herd of cows took a liking to me and followed me right across the field!|
A special touch was this little cart we came across selling marmalade etc and baked goods. The cheese straws were lovely and toast and marmalade is on the cards for supper tonight!
Our lovely morning ended with a really good roast lunch at The Gate pub in Bryant's Bottom. They do an awesome nut roast for veggies like me who don't eat our friends. (I think that's why the cows liked me 😊)