Boxing day walk, Shap Sarah Lake District, Poems Dec 27, 2018Dec 27, 2018 A russet blur runs arrow-straight through green fields. A fox, fleeing the baying hounds. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Taggedboxing day huntCumbriafoxLake DistrictpoempoetryShapWalking Published Dec 27, 2018Dec 27, 2018
4 thoughts on “Boxing day walk, Shap”
I was near Shap , the Sunday before Christmas. I have family in Askham, near Lowther Castle. Was there a Boxing Day hunt?
There was. We heard the hounds all afternoon and saw people walking with them. The fox was quite a distance from them by the time we saw it, I guess the noise had spooked it. And it was sunny, Shap seemed to be the only place in South Cumbria not under thick cloud!
That’s unusual for Shap!
I’m glad the fox was spooked. Lovely poem. X
Thanks, glad you like the poem. I was pleased the fox ran away!