We used to live in the Forest of Dean from 1994-2002. We did make the most of woodland walks, activities and facilities while the children were growing up and we love to revisit when we're in the area.
One of our favourite areas when the kids were small was Beechenhurst and the Sculpture Trail. Unfortunately the kids weren't too intereseted in walking around the trail, prefer the play areas and cafe instead, so on our last trip Peter and I decided to walk the whole route. Sadly there are very few sculptures left, so we gave up looking for them and concentrated on the walk and foraging for chestnuts, that were falling with speed from great heights, meaning we spent most of our time looking up at the sky to avoid injury.
It was a bright sunny autumnal day and crunchy underfoot.
My sister and her husband have recently returned from a holiday in the forest of Dean, she told me that it was beautiful #keepingitreal@_karendennisReplyDelete
it is a stunning place to visit, especially in autumnDelete
What a lovely place for a walk. Places like that always look so beautiful at this time of year x #PoCoLoReplyDelete
autumn is my favourite time to visitDelete
Sounds like a perfect day! #pocoloReplyDelete
thanks it was lovelyDelete
What a wonderful place to spend the day. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. #PoCoLoReplyDelete
it is lovely thereDelete
Hi Suzanne, it's a shame the sculptures on the trail were maintained, it could have inspired a child to become a sculpture. Walking where chestnuts are falling from a great hieght sounds perilous, you could have found yourself in a Chicken Little situation!ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal
i think a lot of the sculptures were designed to return to nature, it's just a shame they didn't add more as the years went onDelete
Love the wellies, and looks a great walk. Shame about the sculptures but good work dodging the chestnuts. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLoReplyDelete
the chestnut dodging was an activity and a halfDelete