I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long time since the last payday and we’re a little bit broke! We’ve been trying to find things to do at the weekends that don’t cost an arm and a leg, so this weekend we drove out to the New Forest.
The New Forest is massive (571 km² – I Googled it) and we’ve probably only explored a fraction of it. A resolution for 2017 is definitely to check out more places around where we live.
We wrapped up warm and drove out past Burley, stopping at the edge of a random path heading into the woods. Well equipped with our wellies and woolly hats we set off through the mud and frost.
Finding Gruffalo’s and squelching in mud were Little H’s main aims of the day!
In typical smartphone and Instagram obsessed mum style I took lots of photos, so thought I would share them on the blog.
A Walk In The New Forest
It’s so lovely and quiet out in the forest (well it was until we arrived!) and sometimes that’s what you need after a hectic week of work and school runs. It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of everywhere else, and get some fresh air of course.
Little H had a great time stomping through leaves, almost getting her welly boot stuck in the mud, and generally running wild. Like most kids it can be hard to drag her away from her tablet and the TV, but we never hear any complaining once we’re out.
It wasn’t actually too cold, but there was a lot of frost and ice in the shade – a proper winter walk!
Poor Little H never gets to see snow living so far down south, so was very excited about the frost, “Look Mummy it’s like snow!”. We’re going to have to take this poor kid to see real snow soon!
There wasn’t another soul around, just the way I like it! It was a bright sunny day too, perfect for taking photos. Even though my little family get annoyed with waiting for me to put my camera way and catch up…
We didn’t find any Gruffalos but we had a good look under logs and behind trees! There was alos lots of “We can’t go under it, we can’t go over it, we’ll have to go through it” from Little H.
After an hour or so our toes were like ice, Little H had mud inside her boot, and the husband who wasn’t very well prepared had wet socks. Signs of a successful walk I think! We headed off to the pub to sit by the fire, passing by the “Love heart tree” on our way back to the car.
If you’ve never visited the New Forest and get the chance, you definitely should.
Hope you had a good weekend too 🙂
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