Friday, 24 January 2014

Hike to Hydon's Ball

Hey pups! Today I'm going to be telling you about the pawesome hike I went on with Mom on Sunday. The weather was beautiful: sunny, cold and clear blue skies (Mom's favourite weather!) We didn't get the early start we hoped for but we weren't that late. To get to the starting place we had to drive ages as it's nowhere near where we live so that was fun...NOT! As soon as we got out it was all cool though and we soon found the footpath we had to take and got walking. Our first photos are from a heathland we walked across where we placed fetch and had our first pit stop.

DM: I seriously need to start making sure my camera lens is clean before taking photos cos all of these are ruined!

We hiked on but got a little confused with the map but luckily a nice guy came out of the house and helped us out- as it turned out we weren't far from the track! Continuing on our way we passed a church, some cute Labradors and Mom had to hold me back as two hackers rode past. Soon, we saw signs that we were arriving at our destination.

Two minutes later, we were there: HYDON'S BALL

Admiring the view

Yes I can read! Duh!

Little poem thought to be about the place

Some jog-er-aphy thing

Does this not make you glad to me alive? (DM: Apart from the smudges. Again.)

So many of you liked this photo so here it is again

The pine needles seem to be a re-occuring theme
We spent like half an hour up there before heading down again and it was worth every danged minute. Mom says we might do a summer shoot there one day. Mom and ate, we played fetch and generally chilled. The way back was a bit hurried as we had a bus to catch and get on time to. Luckily we made it and I slept all the way. We shall definitely repeating this walk many times as it for sure deserves to be in its AONB.

Licks and Wags,



  1. Dina - what a great hike and it looked like perfect weather. Love the picture of you with the big smile on your face.Thanks for joining the Hop!

  2. Looks like you had so much fun! I love that kind of weather too! unfortunately we are having hot summer like weather lately, so too hot for hiking with Rita. Love the pic of you reading the sign!

  3. Great hike and a great view! I wind up with smudges sometimes too… I think they are nose prints!
    Diane and Rocco

  4. What a beautiful view! Don't worry about those smudges, they just add to the rough and tumble feel of that hike! :)

  5. That was a fantastic hike thanks for taking us along today. I think the photos are fabulous, adds character the smuggies do. Love your lime green harness, my fav color.

  6. Pawsome hike Dina and sure looked like it was well worth the trip. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. such an adorable and happy pup! :)