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time to take the dogs to the woods.....

sandra

By sandra

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After finishing planting our tomato seeds we took time out to take our dogs to the woods..

We have Ruby on the left 6 Reggie on the right 3 and their daughter Blodwyn 18 months in the middle, all three eager to get to the woods

We went to Stackpole woods which is about 8 miles away from us here in Angle, Pembrokeshire.

This path is not used as much as some of the others as is very muddy in places. That means no dog leads and they can run all over the place sniffing everything…….

There were many trees that must have come down in the winter,. some had fallen across the path someone had been to move them…the ones that fell in the woods are left to rot down naturaly………..
I wish i could take it home for my fire…..

The woods are owned by the National Trust they have put a few nice bridges and benches along the way.


It was so lovely to see them running up and down. Blodwyn did twice as much running as the other two put together….lol

We went up a path we hadn’t been before and wondered what was on the other side of the gate?

This was what we found…Stackpole church….You can get there by car as we discovered later, there is a small track leading to it from the road on the otherside. I have read that the graveyard has one of the best selections on lichens anywhere in Britain so i had to go in and see….

Jesus says we are the light….i dont do church but i loved this monument

I was delighted to find the door open and just had to have a peep inside. Julian stayed outside with the dogs so it was a bit spooky at first. But it was an absolute delight. A bit bigger that our local church but just as perfect. The window was glowing……


I didn’t notice these cheeky chappies gaurding the door on the way in…

I couldent miss this yew tree is planted right outside the church door, as is usual in old churches like this..

It was time to head back now and the sun came out which was lovely. The wood is a mix of birch, beech, pines, a few oak and lots of holly. It is part of an old victorian estate and suffers from rhododendron and japanese knot weed invasion as is the norm…The trust battles with it and in most places they are doing well, but it is an ongoing problem.

Nice to see the old roots clinging on and the new saplings growing up to replace the fallen….

Just time for a bit more rampaging on the way home. Ruby leaving Reggie to look after his daughter while she looks after us….lol

Hope u enjoyed the pics…;-))

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An interesting blog Sandra obviously these three cuties had a wonderful time!

1 Feb, 2010

 

hi sandra,i enjoyed your blog what a nice walk that was,i always go into churches when we go away just to have a peek,the tree in pic 25 looks as if its got its legs crossed lol :o)

1 Feb, 2010

 

I love this sort of setting. so many are lost and underused. lovely blog.

1 Feb, 2010

 

what a lovely walk sandra and nice little church, enjoyed your pics and seeing the dogs have a good run around, nice day for you all :o))

1 Feb, 2010

 

they did Skillen and so did we.;-))

i couldnt resist the pic 25 Joanella.

This wood is well used. the other paths ar much better underfoot and there a beach at the end os one walk....SBG.

The dogs are sparked out in front of the fire San. It was lovely to get out and about...

1 Feb, 2010

 

i bet they are to, im almost sparked out to lol think i will call it a night, sleep well sandra x

1 Feb, 2010

 

you too San...x

1 Feb, 2010

 

Pleased you got your tomatoes seeds done Sandra and your little mates certainly enjoyed their wandering, I too like investigating in churches and graveyards, my interest lies more in the history than anything else and that fascinates me,....Enjoyed taking a stroll with you.........

1 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely old church....and the ancient yew...magnificent ! Your dogs had a whale of a time !

1 Feb, 2010

 

Loved all your pictures especially in and around the Church, i expect the dogs had great fun, they enjoy it so much more off the lead. I imagine you were ready for tea and cake after all that walking!!!

2 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely blog Sandra,I agree with Bonkers about the church and as for that Yew...what a specimen!

2 Feb, 2010

 

thanks all. it was great to discover the church and the old yew tree. a very peaceful place and a delight that it was open.

2 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely blog, Sandra...
Wonderful GoYpedia dogs...:o) ....
... but I've put this on GoYpedia Logs. Lol.

2 Feb, 2010

 

O Sandra look @ your Doggys Legs/Feet lol cant u tell they had a brill time :) I love Woodland walks & looking in Churchs 2 :) Thanx 4 sharing all your super Pics Jacx

2 Feb, 2010

 

thanksTT. i only wish i could carry some logs home for my fire...lol

they get my car sooo muddy Jacue...but i dont mind realy..it wirth it to see them enjoying themselves..

2 Feb, 2010

 

Sandra really enjoyed the blog and photos

2 Feb, 2010

 

What a lovely place to walk - wish Henry and I could have joined you! :-))

2 Feb, 2010

 

Looks like a great walk Sandra, shame we couldn't join you!

2 Feb, 2010

 

we could have taken a pack of GOY dogs,,,lol

2 Feb, 2010

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Uma
 

Great blog, Sandra! And a lovely walk you had! Hope, your little friends enjoyed their freedom...:)

2 Feb, 2010

 

I really enjoyed this entry Sandra, I`m fascinated by old churches and always have to look around one wherever we visit. It looks like your dogs had a wonderful time too. :o)

Sandra x

3 Feb, 2010

 

bet the dogs had a great time.i miss my walks as i am now dogless.had to say goodbye to holly my rottie.it has taken a while but i am now ready to have a another dog .i am looking for a lurcher.i too like church yards and old churchs.

3 Feb, 2010

 

Labdancer are u another Sandra?..glad u enjoyed the blog..;-))

Hollygate, i.ve had dogs all my life but my lucher oscar was the best.....after he died it was hard but then came ruby then reggie and they gave us blod...;-))
good luck finding your new dog...spring is a nice time to get one...;-))

3 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely blog Sandra, the dogs did make me smile! What breed are they?

I miss my last dog altho it was a long time ago now. I would love another one - not sure Phoebe the cat would be very happy though.

One day maybe....

I also loved the churchyard pics - they are such examples of human lives arent they?

I spent an hour or so in Solva churchyard in June , looking for my great grandmother's grave, but no luck so far. I need to check with the records to see if she was buried there.

3 Feb, 2010

 

thanks RM. blodwyn is a baby of ruby and reggie who are xbreed terriers..rubys mum was a lakeland terrier reggie was a rescue so not sure. two of the other puppys moved in with cats..there was a bit of a stand off but they have both settled in now.

i havent been to solva church, but i do love solva. its such an origonal place. i've been reading about this church at stackpole on wikipedia. im going to have to go back without the dogs so i can have a good look round. i would love to know how ols the yew tree is...hope u have luck finding your grans grave...x

3 Feb, 2010

 

Great blog the dogs look as though they are enjoying themselves and what a lovely little church.I always enjoyed school trips to areas like this.

5 Feb, 2010

 

thanks Mavis....

5 Feb, 2010

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