The other day Bigger Miss decided she wanted to go to the woods for a walk and do another of her #50things to do before she is 11 3/4. We had a look at her adventure scrapbook and decided that she and Little Miss could do no. 12 - Make a Trail with Sticks. I wanted to pick a few more blackberries before it was too late so I collected the treasure whilst they made a secret trail for me to follow with sticks. Like the mud pies they had lots of fun.
|Having fun in the woods making a trail with sticks for Mummy to follow (you can see the arrows!)|
|The 'treasure' at the end of the trail - can't get better than some blackberries!|
|Afterwards we went conker hunting - prising the conkers from their spiky shells - all ready to do no 10. of the #50things - play cconkers.|
Hidden Hindhead - a Great British Walk
The next day was an inset day and due to our wretched boiler we couldn't go out for a full day so we decided to blow the cobwebs away with a couple of hours doing one of the National Trust's Great British Walk. In this case a trail called 'Hidden Hindhead' which starts at the Devil's Punchbowl in the Surrey Hills. It is only a 3 mile walk but it still took us nearly two hours - mainly due to Little Miss being a tad slow on occasions! We had loads of fun on it though and the scenery was magnificent even on a rather grey and misty day.
|The walk was very well signposted with pink signs|
|Taking in the view over the Devil's Punch Bowl|
|Striding out through the woods|
|Gorgeous patterns on the trees|
|We found some spectacular trees|
|and weird sticky fungi.|
|Calling into the hollows in the trees to see if the fairies would answer.|
|Amazing trees in a coppiced area that looked like something out of Narnia or a tropical forest.|
|We even found a charcoal burner's camp|
|The charcoal burner's camp - we pretended we were in Swallows and Amazons|
|There had to be some puddle splashing of course|
|testing out the new wellies|
|When Little Miss got a bit bored we went on a bear hunt through the squishy squashy mud|
|A sunken lane leading from the woodland to the heathland|
|Nearly home - Little Miss was a bit tired and had had enough!|
Everyone can do it - go and get some fresh air in the countryside this weekend and join in with the National Trust's #GBwalk!
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