We parked close to our previous finish point on the B2100 and walked about 350m up the road to Cousley Wood. Just past The Old Vine pub (which was closed for renovation work), we turned right down a private road by a sign to Little Butts Farm.
Following the shoreline path, we were sometimes in the open (where the dogs frolicked in the shallows – Poppy playing her “you fetch the stick from the water, Zuka, then I’ll nick it from you as you come out” trick!), sometimes on a woodland path. We also met an exuberant Rotty-cross which kept leaving its owner to join our dogs in chasing games along the shoreline.