Alex & Betsey, winter walk along the canal Alex & Betsey, winter walk along the canal

Meet Alex & Betsey

She loves to roll about in the snow, so I normally end up with a completely soaking wet dog. That's why she's wearing her new red coat today. It only arrived last week so it's just in time for this snowy weather. We're going to Cornwall next week and she loves to roll in sand as well!

Betsey the dog, walking along the canal

She's a Cockapoo and her name is Betsey - Betsey Trotwood if you want to know her full name. That's the Betsey who was David Copperfield's great aunt. My daughter is 21 now, but when she was about six we put Jane Eyre on TV. Although she probably didn't understand it, she absolutely loved it, and since then we've been big fans of costume dramas.

Betsey is a bit nervous of meeting people along the towpath that she doesn't know, but she loves anyone if they have a biscuit or a sausage!

Normally she walks off the lead, but I've kept her on the lead today because the canal is frozen and I don't want her to think she can walk on top of the ice and risk falling in. 

A wintery walk on the Kennet & Avon Canal

We’ve only recently moved to Bradford on Avon. We used to live in the centre of Bath, but we wanted to be somewhere with less traffic and more access to lovely walks. We love walking along the canal and we've got access to all of this now - it's fabulous - we love it here.    

Alex & Betsey, Bradford on Avon, Kennet & Avon Canal