Woods and Walking

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Now that Summer has finally hit us, rather than staying inside and sheltering from the heat, the other day I decided to make the most of it, heading out with my boyfriend and camera in hand for a walk in Linford Woods. If you’ve read many of my other posts (which hopefully you have!) you should know by now that I love exploring – even if it is in the woods 10 minutes from my house. And having lived near these woods my whole life, I realised that until recently, I had never made the most of them and the beauty they have to offer.

Now we may have made a bit of an error going about midday on one of the hottest days this year so far (even forgetting to take a water bottle, which is a definite must in this weather), but the sun made the woods even more beautiful, and made me more determined to include it on my running route more often (when I make time to go anyway!) But the best bit about it all was definitely the art trail and all the hidden carvings in the woods. Lots of the tree stumps and fallen branches have been carved into different animals and faces and in the centre of the forest there’s a fully painted Rupert Bear! It’s crafted so well and is just for everyone to find and see if they’re interested. And it was genuinely so much fun trying to find all the carvings because some were hidden quite far away from the trails. I absolutely love taking photos as well and despite the heat it was an exciting and enjoyable walk – although I did want to drink about a gallon of water when I got home!

Now that it’s Summer, that morning has made me realise how much I love being outdoors and wanting to see as much of the world as possible – even if it’s just the small world where I live. Just going out for an hours walk is amazing when the sun is shining and there are sights to see – and it’s good for you! Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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