Wednesday 17 April. The overnight weather forecast for today wasn’t very promising so we hadn’t planned a walk. Heavy early morning rain gave way to clearing skies and the Met Office didn’t predict rain again until about 3pm. So I gave the ladies a call to see if anyone wanted to come out to play. Amanda took the day off but the 3 remaining ladies joined me for a 6.2 mile walk with 650ft of ascent starting directly from my caravan.

The fields are full of lambs right now and we came across quite a few that had been fitted with plastic weatherproof jackets. Our route took us up onto the nearby fellside before dropping down towards Casterton. Walking down a narrow country lane we came across a small lamb which had somehow escaped from its field and had become trapped between a wire fence and the roadside hedgerow. We couldn’t see a way to help it from the roadside and there wasn’t a nearby farm marked on the map to report the problem. We just hoped that the farmer would spot it when he/she came out to check their flock.


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