Take a Hike... Through the Countryside.

When you move to another country there are a lot of different things that need taking care of to get yourself established. Today we ran errands, so this evening we decided to go for a stroll around the Ferndown neighbourhood.



There isn't a lot to do in Ferndown it is just a suburban area but there are some places worth going for a walk. There are public walkways all over the UK. Some people walk long distances on the public walk ways for fun. There were a few horses near the walkway.
 When the horses saw us they came running over to greet us. They were adorable.

Look how friendly these guys are!
 We walked through Dudsbury and followed along River Stour. We didn't have much of a plan on where to go just to explore a bit. We needed to get out of the house. We didn't want to overstay our welcome with our friend's Dad. He is a kind host but I'm sure he didn't want us hanging around the house all day while we were there.

 We saw some beautiful views of the country side.


River Stour.





We saw a swan


 The swan started to swim over to us. Swans are protected by the Queen so don't mess with those swans. Definitely don't go taking selfies with them like some idiots.

It was a pleasant walk along the footpath being close to the river and all.

This sign was at the end of our path, directing us back the way we came.



 We didn't have a plan or a map so we actually got lost. We walked along the road some more, trying to find our way back.

 We tried to walk back along the river on the other side.


 We checked out under the bridge we walked across. The path on the other side of the river ended and we had to turn around and walk back the way we came. We were hoping that the path would have continued on the other side of the river. We were very thirsty when we got back into our neighbourhood, so we stopped at the local pub.



 The Owl Nest pub was adorable. There were owls everywhere!! There were only a couple people in the pub. It was pretty quiet in there. I don't even know if there was a TV or radio on. This is something that people from Canada might not be used to but seems more common in pub in the UK. I guess you are supposed to actually talk to people in there? What a crazy thought.

Not very busy.
When we got ready to leave the pub it started to get busy. We showed up just before the big rush or something. It must have been when everyone was leaving work. We went back to our friends place to have some food and relax. All in all, a great day.

Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post, you may enjoy our post "Burgers, Bowling, Bournemouth" for our last day in Dorset.

Comments

  1. Absolutely love the horse and swan pictures, reminds me of home!! Beautiful pictures of the country side, looks like you had a fun time!

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love animals so much... Great post, with a lot of quality! Keep going, your blog is amazing! xoxo

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  3. This looks like an awesome area. I would have loved to see that swan.

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  4. Wow so nice photographs. So calm and soothing close to nature. I love animals. Looks like you have a good time. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a beautiful place for hiking!! It seems so peaceful and calmful!

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  6. Sounds like a great day out - good exercise, beautiful scenery, wonderful animal interactions. I love horses, so that would have been an exciting moment for me!

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  7. What a gorgeous hike. But to be honest, I would've stayed with the horses and never made it down the hike. What gorgeous creatures!
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  8. I would love to go on a hike like this! It looks so peaceful and I love horses.

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  9. Even the horses wanted a new friend. It never fails no matter where you are, you'll find a pub.

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    1. The pub was a great way to end our hike.

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  10. This place is perfect for walks! I love that it's peaceful and quiet, places like this help me relax and unwind!

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    1. Yes, it was quite relaxing. Especially since this was only a few days after a 10 hour flight. Needed some relaxation.

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  11. What a relaxing time it must have been :)I love the mix of greens and water around the area. Reminds me a lot of my Canadian Home!

    KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

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    1. Where abouts in Canada are you? We are Canadian.

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  12. That looks like an amazing hike you had. The photos capture your view very well.

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  13. What a beautiful place you've moved to! Lots of potential for outdoor exploration for sure!

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  14. Looks like you had a really interesting walk! The views are so beautiful and those horses - super cute! I had no idea that the swans are protected by the Queen.

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    1. Yeah it was pretty cool to learn that when we got here.

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  15. It looks and sounds as if you had a lovey evening out walking although the horses would terrify me being that close as I have a severe fear of them sadly

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    1. Awe, they were sweet. Just wanted some attention.

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  16. Your photos are beautiful, I wish you both much success with your transition!

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  17. Looks like a relaxing hike! I love the peace and quiet and there are horses as well. I just love how friendly they are. It's always nice to hike though a place this lovely!

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  18. It's always fun to have some time to walk and enjoy the beauty of nearby parks and countryside. I love the horses too!

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    1. The horses were cute. We had a lovely stroll.

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  19. Absolutely looks a beautiful place and I would love to go there and see the animals!

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