Sunday, 6 May 2012

Muddy walks at Shorne Woods

Calum and Orla take shelter!

So it's still raining. After a week or so in the house, we decided enough was enough and headed off to Shorne Woods Country Park, near Gravesend.

Not quite dressed for the weather (as always . . .) we took a short route round the woods. The path was easy to get round with a pushchair even though it was a bit muddy.

Unfortunately for us, Orla wasn't in the pushchair and, as we couldn't find her wellies, I spent a lot of the walk scooping her up before she launched herself into big muddy puddles. I wasn't that successful - but Orla had a great time.

The woods are part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And they really are a very pretty place to come for a walk or a bike ride.

Spider sculpture
You can also try your hand at fishing, or test your fitness on the trim trail that runs around the park.

It was cold today so we didn't stop off at the adventure playgrounds. There are two - one for little tots and another for older children. They look great and we'll definitely be back to try them out.

Instead we set off to the cafe. Hooray! It was very nice to have somewhere to warm ourselves up. There are baby changing facilities too.

Shorne Woods is holding an open day on Saturday 12 May.

Shorne Woods
Brewers Road

DA12 3HX

Parking: Monday - Friday £2.00. Weekends and Bank Holidays £2.50.


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