Walking back to happiness

Fiona Dobie
Fiona Dobie

The last couple of weekends we’ve been lucky enough to have some good weather and I have to admit that I’ve been making the most of it.

It’s been a great chance to get outdoors and stretch my legs, one of just a few rare opportunities we’ve had this summer.

Although a week past Sunday I may have stretched them a little too much.

A 12 mile walk round Loch Leven (as lovely as the route was) left my limbs aching for a good few days afterwards.

However, thankfully by this weekend my body had fully recovered in time for its next series of walks.

And among them was one that I’d never done before, a short two and a half mile walk around Cameron Reservoir, just outside St Andrews.

I’ll be honest, until the weekend I hadn’t realised the reservoir was there, but it provided a beautiful and relaxing spot for a Sunday morning stroll.

It was so peaceful and a great place for spotting wildlife, and the stunning reflections on the water with the bright blue skies were an added bonus.

It’s definitely a walk that I would recommend.

Old haunts: This weekend is extremely unlikely to feature any walking as I’m heading south to a friend’s hen do.

She’s one of the last of my university friends to get married and we’re all heading back to our old uni haunts in Sheffield to help her celebrate.

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been back to the Steel City, but I’m looking forward to seeing how things have changed in all that time.

It’s also going to be a good chance to catch up with all the ladies ahead of the wedding next month.