Sunday, 1 May 2011

More Favourite Walks - Great Bedwyn

Hi all, a group of Schnauzers and their owners our human knows from her Schnauzer Forum are meeting for a walk today and this reminded us of a fantastic walk we've had a couple of times when we've met up with our cousin Buster who we originally met through the forum.

This walk is at a place called Great Bedwyn, a village in the county of Wiltshire. It really is the most fabulous place, it's on the river and the Kennet & Avon Canal also pass through it. We take a picnic and have the best day out, here we are ready for the off, being strapped into our seat belts, as you can see we're not too impressed!
Is all this really necessary?!
 The journey seems to take forever but at last we arrive, the village is really pretty but what we want is the walk along the canal which is only a couple of minutes away, at last we're off!
Will you lot come on!!!
 For some reason the humans are busy chat, chat, chatting - no time for that when there are all these news smells to investigate and new peeps to meet, these two daschunds were having a dip so we introduced ourselves:
Do you chaps come here often?
 We're very interested in the water but not enough to get in, thank you very much, we have enough trouble at bath time without getting wet voluntarily! The walk carries on along the towpath as it's called and we crossed the river via something called a Lock, which opens and closes and raises or lowers the level of the water in the canal to allow the narrow boats through. My human did not like this at all, neither did Louis and we all laughed at them struggling across - hee hee:
We don't like it!!!!
 There is a great place on the other side to stop and have an ice cream - unfortunately we didn't get one each, we had to share which is a bit unfair but at least we had lots more walk to enjoy. The other side of the canal is lovely green fields, perfect for running around in, the humans kept practising our recall and here comes Louis doing his, ears a flying!
Louis Come...oh and you then Dexter!
 We had a lovely time, running through lots of fields and the humans had a lovely time non stop talking! At the end we were all very muddy but very happy - here are the three of us, Buster is on the right here:
Three muddy but happy cousins.
 We carried on walking and found a beautiful village with the prettiest thatched cottages, all the humans said they'd love to live there - we know we would, think of the walks we have every day!
Pretty cottages, and a village pond too!
 Looking back on these photo's has reminded us what a great time we've had there so we're going to start pestering to go again, there must be a few new smells there by now which will need checking out! We'd recommend it to anyone in the area - the humans said the pub in the village is great too for meals! Bye for now, Dex & Louis x


scotsmad said...

Fantastic cream, friends and lots of room to run around. Thanks for taking us with you.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

George the Lad said...

Great walk you had, it does in deed look like a beautiful place, thanks for showing us, we went for a visit to a place called Badger it had thatched cottages and a village pond will be blogging about it soon. Walks are even better when they end up at a pub :)
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That really looks like a fun place to go!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Priscilla said...

What a pretty little village and it seems both of you had a good walk and a fantastic day too!

Miniature Schnauzer said...

It looks great where you live. Enjoy the rest of your day. Misty x

Frankie Furter said...

What a lovely day you had. THANK you fur sharing it with us. I really enjoyed the walkie.. and Zoomies!! I am not much of a water fan either.

Jan Mader said...

Looks like a lovely walk and a lovely day!

Momo and Pinot said...

A wonderful walk at a beautiful place as always!!

Monty was a handsome boy and it sounds like he was also a very talented actor!! We have to get 101 Dalmatians.

Momo & Pinot

Jazzi said...

Hey, Jazzi here!! Very nice to meet you. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Looks like a great day fur you both!! yes, I am sure there are smells indeed fur you to smell, so you must come back again, just tell your human that and HOW could they say No?? I totally agree bout that water stuffs, I dont do water either cept to drink it, BOL

Jazzi and Addy

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful walk!
We always have to share ice cream too but that's okay - at least we get some, right?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Oskar said...

Thanks for taking us along, it looks like an awesome adventure!

Nubbin wiggles,

Mr. Pip said...

Oh, you should give the water a try! I love to swim! Great walk. Thanks for taking us along!

Your pal, Pip

ra husky said...

Wooo Dex & Louis! What a fabulous walk- it's very green and beautiful there. So happy woo all found some nice mud to get into! Cheers,

RA & Isis

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Hi there! Thanks fur stopping by at my bloggie. So nice to meet you. You know that pikshure where Louis is skeered to cross the Lock? Well, that would be me and my mom, too. We is skeered of falling down off of stuff so we nefur get too close to the edge or our knees shake.

Rubie said...

What a lovely day out...and a pretty place to visit. Looks like it was bathtime afterwards huh?? Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You had the best day ever! I would like to join you sometime

Jessica W - Shoreline said...

Yay....AdventureSchnauzers unite :) As you know, we love getting together with our kind for hikes, walks and adventures. Looks like you guys had quite a bit of fun.

Roo said...

What a great place! So much for everyone! Beautiful fields, scary locks, thatched cottages, ice cream and a pub! What else could one need? :D For sure a place to revisit!

Waggin at ya,

Remington said...

What a GREAT adventure!

Bessie Mac said...

I need to find more beautiful areas to walk my dogs on occasion so we're not always stuck to the city streets! :)

Thank you for sharing!

Suka said...

hey Dex and Louis,

What a pawsome walk! Such a beautiful town. I would love to live there. I can imagine all the great smells and sights. I am furry happy you had such a great day! But what is up with having to share ice cream?! Not fair.

I don't do water much either, since I am a snow dog. But mud, what pup doesn't love mud? :->

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing your adventures!


Tessa the Maltese said...

How Pawsome!

Food, furiends and lots of running around!

Who could ask for anything more?

woo woos, Tessa

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

What a beautiful place to take a walk! I would love to visit a place like that with Layla.

I really enjoy your blog. One of my grandmothers always had Miniature Schnauzers. They're a very cool breed, much cooler than some people realize!