At last a nice long walk. Its been a bit depressing here over the last few days as our mistress has been away at her sisters so we have been looked after by master. Not as much fun. And he doesn’t feed us as well as mistress. Anyhow a nice long walk in the spring sunshine is just what we all needed. Even idiot brother was behaving himself. We all went off to Monsal Dale (about 10 mins from our cottages (click here)) where we parked and then went on up the dale and onto the tops. We were allowed off our lead for most of the way so we could get some serious sniffing and exploring done. As usual lunch time was awaited with great anticipation only to be the usual let down – a few scraps and that was it. How is a fit and healthy collie supposed to keep up on a few scraps. I am glad we were put back on our leads as we walked along the cliff edges at Cressbrook. I didn’t like the drop at all. Master and mistress kept wittering on about how spectacular the view was but I just wanted to get down onto flat ground again. We all stopped for afternoon tea at the Monsal Head Cafe but again we didn’t get more than a sniff of the cake. All in all though it was a very enjoyable day.