So from Cumbria we headed south again towards Shrewsbury as we had a date with some rescue dogs. Sadly not to rehome ourselves but for Elaine and I to volunteer with. Finding Furever Homes rescues all sorts of dogs from collie pups to large old greyhounds, basically any hound that needs a home. We spent seven days walking, entertaining and socialising the dogs. I played with many or slept in a spare kennel, fondly called bedrooms on site.
So many beautiful dogs and I hope they all get homes soon…
During a weekend break we also met up with some friends and their hounds. Yorkshire Sculpture Park was the venue for a bimble and sausage break…..
So a couple of weeks that were very much dog based! Time to return to the tour of Britain proper and back on the road we headed north east towards the Yorkshire coast.
Knowing Filey once had a Butlins and was, therefore, a holiday resort we booked into the council campsite for 2 nights. It was initially underwhelming being effectively a car park extension but Filey was very close and is very lovely. Splendid sunshine in fine Filey….
A huge beach, pretty promenade and dog friendly establishments. A big thumbs up for Filey. It’s also close to the Victorian seaside splendor of Scarborough and a meet up with my pal Doof dog.
Dogs on site – at the moment 2 cocker spaniels and me (think all the dogs have gone home for work on monday)
And I have had lots! We spent 10 days in Bolton le Sands just north of Morecambe. The weather was generally shocking bar a couple of days. Family and friends visited so day trips to Ambleside, the Lakes and Morecambe gave way to pub nights and David Bowie tribute nights. Yep Bolton le Sands has it all.
Paddling the immense Morecambe bay with the Lake District on the horizon. Tidal warnings had been heeded as it was seriously fast.
Bank holiday over and we moved up to the Lakes proper and spent a cold but enjoyable few days in Castlerigg, Keswick. When the clouds lifted the scenery was stunning, this was the view of Skiddaw from the van….
We walked lots, notably up Walla Crag which was amazing until Elaine’s vertigo struck and we had to walk back down (her scuttling more like a crab on her hands and knees!)
Dog friendly and lots to do you can see why so many tourists visit the Lakes. Unfortunately because they do and it was still school holidays we couldn’t find free motorhome pitches so we’re forced to head eastwards. Not that a couple of days near Lowther Castle was anything to be sniffed at….
(No idea why the lines on the photos and couldn’t get rid of them!)
Dogs on site – everyone had a dog from Jack Russell’s to a huge Benard, whom I bravely sniffed.