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A walk along Riggindale in the Lake District

While I was busy training and then carrying out a home visit in Richmond, Nth Yorks., Paul offered to take Honey and Lucy with him on a fell walk. He decided to drive down to Haweswater and once parked up, walk up Riggindale to High Street.
As you can see, the weather was perfect for them.
He kept a close eye on Honey. Afterall, she is very small and it was a long walk. But apart from the occasional pickup so she could literally get to the next level, was quite happy walk by his side.
Lucy is in for training and I have, yet again, been blessed with a fantastic dog. Obviously she's not perfect otherwise she wouldn't be with me. But with careful training things are slowly changing for the better for this rather anxious little dog who is a joy to have around. More photos will appear no doubt !

Rough Crag (Riggindale) with the summit just left of the leaves
Lucy by Caspel Gate Tarn ......
.... and with Small Water and Haweswater in the background
"Come on Honey, it was only a few miles .......
........zzzzZZZZZZzzzzZZZZZZzzzz "


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