Author Topic: TR Bitts Park, Rickerby Park and the River Eden Sun 23 Dec 18  (Read 598 times)

April

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We slept in again on Sunday  :o We were feeling lazy anyway so we got a bus into Carlisle and walking in the parks would be nice. No sheep for Squeaky to chase so she could have a bit of a run.

Beefy and Squeaky in Bitts Park


Rickerby Park


Beefy and Squeaky in Rickerby Park


It was a dull and murky day with low cloud. We stopped for some lunch near the Millenium Bridge. Squeaky had some tuna from a plastic bowl. A golden retriever came bounding along and tried to eat the plastic bowl  :o I managed to get that off the dog but wasn't quick enough to rescue a plastic bag that it swallowed  :o The dog's owner came along apologising. We told her that the dog had managed to eat a plastic bag. We hope it is ok.

Squeaky near the River Eden


We walked along the deserted golf course next to the river

The view across the river


This footbridge needs some TLC


This was like this last year. Care needed going across it obviously!

Looking north from the A69


Our route was Carlisle - Bitts Park - Sheepmount - Eden Bridge - Rickerby Park - Millenium Bridge - River Eden footpath to Rosehill Tesco - home. 10km with 30m ascent. A bit of a leg stretch and not a bad walk to do when you feel lazy. It was good to see Squeaky having the freedom to run about  :)
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It's not like you 2 to be up so late both days, you are obviously in need of a bit of a break from work over Christmas.
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Great stuff April, very nice looking parks & looks like a very good exercise - (back) on your doorstep.
Squeaky clearly enjoyed it  O0
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Know it well was there about 6 weeks ago on a cheap rail offer! Had fish n chips............. :)
Nice area  :)

beefy

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Great pics again Ape O0
Was great to see Squeaky running about, it's her favourite passtime
She loves it :)
Along with  chasing dogs 3 or 4 times her size off ;D


It's not like you 2 to be up so late both days, you are obviously in need of a bit of a break from work over Christmas.
April is getting rather old you know :D
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April

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you are obviously in need of a bit of a break from work over Christmas.

I am now in need of a break from Christmas  :D

very nice looking parks.....Squeaky clearly enjoyed it  O0

They are and she did  :)

was there about 6 weeks ago on a cheap rail offer! Had fish n chips............. :)

What? No ice cream?  :o

April is getting rather old you know :D

And you will always be a year older  :D
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I had a free return train ticket to be used on the Northern network recently so decided to use it to have a few hours in Carlisle.

A bit of shopping and curry night and also a short walk to the Sands leisure centre and along the river to the bridge into Rickerby park along the Hadrians Wall Path.

After crossing the bridge I headed back towards the city but on the other side of the river but was confused to see the National Trail posts and signs on that side of the river as the Hadrians Wall Path is over the other side of the river.
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April

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After crossing the bridge I headed back towards the city but on the other side of the river but was confused to see the National Trail posts and signs on that side of the river as the Hadrians Wall Path is over the other side of the river.


The bridge was out of action for quite a long time after the Dec 15 floods. The path was diverted across Eden Bridge to the north side of the river until the footbridge was made safe. The signs are still there on both sides of the river. I hope they will not be needed again.  :)
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The bridge was out of action for quite a long time after the Dec 15 floods. The path was diverted across Eden Bridge to the north side of the river until the footbridge was made safe. The signs are still there on both sides of the river. I hope they will not be needed again.  :)

Ah, that makes sense  O0
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