The other week I jumped on a train to Leeds, met my pal, Sophie and continued the journey to Bingley. We were on our way to to take part in the Turtle Trek walk which was created and arranged by Natalie on behalf of Turtle Mat.
We all met at the station before heading off on our adventure. Our guide for the day was Cedric from Walk in Yorkshire, he guided us through the trails of St. Ives for a 4 mile walk. Cedric was very easy to chat to and was ready to answer any questions we had about the area.
Let me introduce you to the bloggers I spent the day with; Sophie, Kel, Kay, Sara, Justin, Adelle and Fudge, the dog. It was a lovely group of people and taking a long, beautiful walk really gives you a chance to chat and get to know everyone.
I’d never been to Bingley before, it’s not somewhere I would have thought about visiting. However, I now know it’s an ideal place for anyone who likes walking and I’m tempted to head back during the summer to share my find with friends.
We were very lucky with the weather, it was sunny, warm and dry – no muddy boots on this adventure. We walked, chatted and snapped lots of photos throughout the morning.
I’m a huge fan of eyeing up property. You can often find me having a nosey in the windows of estate agents, browsing the Right Move app or simply trying to figure out if I could live in certain areas. I decided that yes, I could very happily live out there but I currently need to be close to a train station so my countryside home will have to wait a couple more years. Would you like to live in the countryside or do you prefer city life?
I love the shadows from the trees in this photo. It really was an ideal walk for anyone who loves photography.
We arrived at the end of the walk and stopped for lunch at the Brown Cow pub. If you’re in the area then you must stop by for a drink and snacks. It’s a cosy pub with good food and friendly staff. I can confirm that the burgers are very good and the chips are big and chunky. We even squeezed in a dessert, despite being very full. They have a lot of choice on the menu, but unfortunately I forgot to snap a photo for you. If I can track it down online I’ll add it into this post.
Just before we left to get the train we were all handed a Turtle Mat. They’re designed to keep your carpet and floors extra clean. They trap moisture and cling onto dirt some you don’t find it all around your house. What I like best about these is that you can squash them into the washing machine easily for a good clean. I’ll be sure to check back in and let you know how I get on with mine.
I want to say a big thank you to Natalie and Tutrle Mat for organising such a fun day out.