18 March 2014

a family walk : leigh woods

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leigh woods bristol family walk

On Sunday once again the sun bathed the whole of Bristol in warmth and light, and with visiting friends in tow we took to the woods for a little walk and adventure.

We drove over to Leigh Woods, where we have visited a few times before, but each time manage to walk different paths. I love that each time you visit you can take a different winding path off and end up all over the side of the valley. We took a pretty simple path this time that took us through a fairly flat part of the woods and led us to some, yet again, amazing handmade dens.

leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
We once again played a big game of hide and seek, taking it in turns and taking advantage of the dens and fallen tree trunks to hide in. I love that the woods become a giant adventure playground for children, with climbing frames made out of logs, musical instruments made from sticks and string, slopes to leap over and dens for crawl and hide in.

leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
leigh woods bristol family walk
 Spring is most definitely in the air, and walking through Clifton and Leigh Woods you can see the trees blossoming and buds appearing. I can't wait until the woods are in full bloom, creating leafy glades and adventures underneath the full canopy.

After our stomp through the woods we treated ourselves to an ice cream at the slightly breezy lookout point on the downs, watching the kites and taking in the views, before heading home for a Sunday roast!


7 comments :

  1. That swing looks like fun! There is a huge rope swing in the woods near us and it's so much fun!

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  2. Lovely woods. Love the rope swing. :-) x

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  3. We love Leigh Woods and haven't been for ages. We certainly must visit soon. Lovely pictures!

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  4. Oh wow looks like you had such a wonderful time - how blissful has the sunny weather been - we love nothing more than a walk in the woods - perfection :)

    laura x

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  5. love places where you can take a different journey every time!

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  6. Gorgeous photos! We love Leigh Woods too - especially all of the dens you come across. Loving the warmer weather, it's the perfect time to visit!

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