Mr R and I had a rare day off together the other week. Years ago, this would have meant us heading to the pub and spending the afternoon in front of a fire, enjoying a wine or three and generally having a lovely time. These days, the most exciting thing we get up to on these days off is going for a walk. We’re tied to school hours as well, so can’t go far! We took a short drive out to Digley and Bilberry Reservoir, which we’ve never been to, despite having lived about two miles from it for over five years!
It’s basically a reservoir next to a reservoir but, as with pretty much all of Yorkshire, it’s beautiful.
We also managed a sneaky Geocache haul (part of the Wiggly at Digley series) while we were there. Holly doesn’t know that we got these – oops! She LOVES to geocache so the sulking that we’d have to endure when she found out we’d been without her would be epic. It’s just not worth it!
The trouble with geocaching is you often have to hunt for the caches all over. It can be a bit unnerving for other walkers when you suddenly pop out of the bushes with a big grin on your face, like you’ve been up to no good! We’ve had to endure a fair few weird looks from “muggles”.
There’s a path running around the reservoir which makes a lovely walk, and this joins onto other paths which criss-cross the hillside and led to some stunning views.
I’m not sure at what point in our lives we became walkers, but we’re out and about most weekends now! The lure of the geocache keeps Holly interested and means she’ll walk a fair few miles. If we tie it in with a pub lunch, we’re onto a winner! We’ve had a few trips out recently, including to Saltaire, for a geocache.
We’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world – I can’t imagine living anywhere else. How about you – do you love where you live?
Have a great day!