From start to finish the walk is about three kilometres.
Starting from the house, we walk along the road. Fenrir has to stay on his lead during this part of the walk. He bolts toward cars and I am sure he would run in front of a car if he wasn't restrained.
When we make the left off the road and start walking toward the gate we can unclip the dog and let him walk free. A few times a year we will bump into a neighbour, but it's never a problem.
When we get to the gate, Fen is too big to go under the gate and far too heavy to lift over but we found a way to walk around. (smile)
Until a couple of years ago the whole walk from the gate was completely forested. It was a big piney walk in the woods. It's now rough meadow and newly planted trees.
Every single walk follows the yellow line. When we get to the end of the yellow line, we have a choices.
Taking another left toward The Pond leads us to a big gorse bush that smells of coconut in the spring. There are sometimes deer up here. If we have been loud, they will have bounced off well in advance of us showing up.
The green path takes us to the Hidden Pond. The hidden pond is off the track and a bit of a scramble to get to, but is very pretty and at this time of year is full of frogs.
I have indicated the two main turn around points in pink. However, if you are feeling adventurous and the weather is good, you have the option of taking the wild path (purple) back to the gate.
If you are quiet and observant during a walk, you can see loads of wildlife. Look in the puddles, muddy bits and drainage ditches.. Look up at the sky and the tops of the trees, there is always something to see.