Exploring Derwent County Park & Our 1 Year Borrowmydoggy anniversary!

Hello there!

Oh it feels so good to be writing back on the blog! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been trying to survive my masters dissertation as well as resits. Thankfully, I’ve only got another couple of weeks to go to finish my dissertation. It feels so good to just write for the sake of writing, not for academic reasons.

So todays’ blog post is a super happy one for me and I couldn’t wait to share it. Teemo has been staying over a couple of nights a week, for the past couple of weeks. It’s so nice having a dog in the house!

He woke me up nice and early this morning, 6:30. I convinced him to go back to sleep for another hour before we got up and gave him his breakfast and his first little walk of the day. Whilst he was eating his breakfast, I checked Facebook and saw on memories that today is a very special day…


I honestly can’t believe a whole year has gone by. He was this tiny ball of fluff who was immediately happy to see us, jumping up and wanting cuddles. I’ve been using BorrowMyDoggy for years, and if you’re interested, you can read my other posts about it here! 

He’s staying with us 5 days this week! So we decided to take him down on a walk through the woods at Derwent Country Park. It’s not far from where we live so we decided to walk. A wonderful mixture of woodlands, meadows, and riverside it follows the 11 miles that used to be the Derwent railway.

We decided it was the perfect excuse to buy another thing from Amazon, a GoPro dog harness.

We had been trying to decide if buying one was worth it, just for my little vlogs. But I found this one on Amazon for under £10 and with great reviews, so decided it had to be bought.

The new GoPro Hero 7 is out now, and I’m proud to say that my little GoPro Hero 4 Silver is still going strong haha! Hopefully the 7 will be joining it sometime soon 😉

This harness is fully adjustable to fit most sizes of dog. We’ve had to tie some knots in it to keep it tight to Teemo as he’s a little skinny.

We had to put it over his other harness so that we had him on the lead crossing roads, and he didn’t seem to care that he was a rookie cameraman for the day.

I loved putting my GoPro on him, as I could watch what he was up to live through the app, when he decided to crash through the woods. Rob played hide and seek with him which was fun to watch!

One reason I love this walk is I always end up running into horses (who always have to get fed!)

(Although Teemo wasn’t so keen on the attention they were getting!)

It’s such a beautiful walk. I remember the first time Rob took me walking down here, it really doesn’t feel like you’re in Gateshead. The trees, the river and all the woodland noise feels like you could be in a forest in Scotland or Canada. Just beyond beautiful and calming.

Exactly the walk I need to boost me when doing my dissertation and trying to complete my 25 by 25. 

We took Teemo on a 4 mile walk all around before returning home and nearly falling asleep on the sofa when the dinner was cooking-whoops! A little bit of climbing, plenty of gorgeous spots to take photos and one happy wee dog- a perfect walk!

Where’s your favourite place to take the dog for a walk?

Thanks for Reading!

Shay x


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