Frosty Forts #week2
So its week 2 of mini’s mid-week memories post and although I took these pics at the weekend I thought I’d pop it in semi-midweek 🙂 .
Our weekends are more precious than ever now that Hubby is working away from home mon-fri. So this weekend we decided we would head to a local forest and fort for a wintery walk. Mini loves being outside and we have been to the local park and round the country roads so much recently we thought it would be nice for her and us to go somewhere we hadn’t been before.
We decided to go to Hillsborough as we knew there was a lovely forest and a fort but neither of us had been before. It was a really frosty crisp morning, blue skies but freezing cold! All of us well wrapped up, hats, boots mittens all that jazz and off we set.
The fort was built in 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill and revamped in 1800 for any of you interested in a little history. The fort itself is like a tiny castle, with a gorgeous tower gate house. Mini has never seen a real castle before though to be honest from her expression she couldn’t have cared less if she ever see’s another one again! Aw well I loved it, hubby was less than impressed by my three suggestions: 1- we build a house like it or 2- he builds Mini a playhouse like it or 3- both of the above ! Yes I have total delusions of grandeur. Always have had, I think I should have been born about 100 years ago and had a title and lived in a grand house with a big estate… ha! I get that from my mum, we both love stately homes and all that goes with these. Yes I know we are slightly weird okay a lot weird.
Anyhow the actual walk was lovely too. The forest is gorgeous, great paths that for once were very buggy friendly hardly a pothole in sight, high five! There are a few routes both long and short it, we took long route as we had the dog with us and had enough time to dander about as long as we pleased. Mini had a good nose around her and had a giggle when the gorgeous autumn leaves all started falling off the trees into the pram and all over her and her bff bunny.
There is a gorgeous lake with ducks and swans, if you’ve read my blog before you probably noticed we love ducks and swans so this was a huge hit with Mini. We forgot bread to feed them, instead Mini shouted “hiya” and waved at them, too cute!
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