It was half term last week and we had Oliver for a few days while Jenny was at work, I think he just wanted a change of scenery, and nanny provides nice food and snacks 😊
It was a decent day on the Thursday, quite windy but at least the sun was out so we went a walk over the fields and up onto Wychbury Hill. As you can see the field was very muddy, good job we had wellies.
Once over the field the walk takes you up through a small wooded area, which again was very muddy. Someone decided it would be a good idea to walk in a particularly wet, sticky muddy puddle and got his wellie stuck! Off came his boot and he landed in the mud, luckily he didn't fall in, but his one foot was submerged in mud so his sock had to come off before putting his boot back on, always fun and games with kids isn't it.
Once through the mud and at the top the view is fantastic, it was very very windy up there though.
I didn't take any photos of the monument this time, it was far too windy to hold the camera steady. Iv'e shared photos of Wychbury Hill and the Monument before though, last June, they are on this blog post if you want to read about it.
We decided to keep going forward rather than re-trace our steps so we headed for that mound you can see in the middle distance.
Looking back, there's the monument in the distance, we are about halfway to the mound now
We saw some crows (at least I think they were), they seem to have found something to take away, wonder what it is?
We're at the top on the mound now and I recently found out that there is an Iron age hill fort within those trees beyond, something to explore another time.
Oliver needed a sit down and wasn't in the least bit interested in the fantastic views
It looked like we might be caught out by the rain on the way back, but luckily it held off.
Now we have to head down to those trees and into the field beyond to make our way back out onto the road and home
We are so lucky to have this lovely green space and quite a few public footpaths on our doorstep, I know we really should make more time to enjoy them.
And in case you are feeling down because of all the restrictions still going on, I'll leave you with the reminder that was posted at the bottom of the hill.
See you soon