The weather forecast wasn’t good, but my daughter and her family had come down to Cornwall for the weekend to meet up with her elder brother and his family who were over from Australia. Having spent the previous day on the beach we decided to head to Bodmin Moor and Siblyback Lake where there is a water activity centre. I thought the older grandchildren might enjoy doing some kayaking or SUP.
In the end we just walked the 4 miles around the lake. The weather was cloudy and rain threatened, but held off long enough for us to finish the walk and eat our picnic before we headed off in different directions.
The path leads around the lake close to the shoreline, meandering through a couple of woodland sections, some peaty bogs and puddled pathways. So much green.
The three-year old took turns to walk with his uncles and his grandmother (me) checking out the dens, the cows and the puddles.
Although the sky remained a resolute grey with clouds coming and going, the light was still good enough for some nice reflective photos and the surrounding fields and hills glowed in their greenery.
Reaching the dam wall meant we were more than half way around. There are some lovely picnic tables here which would have made a great place to stop and eat if we hadn’t left all the food in the cars.
Finally we reached the gate leading out onto the last leg of the walk, along the road back to the car park and café. Lorenzo was a little worried that I would be left behind as his mum held open the gate. As usual I was busy taking photographs.
If you like a walk, long or short, then please visit Jo for her regular strolls in the UK and the Algarve and maybe you would like to join in too. She’s very welcoming.