As soon as you turn into the drive taking you into the forest the scenery is really pretty. The kids were getting excited in the back seats. We stopped at the first car park where the visitor centre is but there were signs for other car parks further into the forest should you wish to explore some more.
Our first walk was quite short so just for fun we picked a coloured route off the information board and decided to follow that for our second walk. My only criticism is that there isn’t a lot of information about the walking routes, some are marked with their distance but others don’t tell you how long they are. We would have also liked to have done a longer route but maybe there’s more next time to discover!
You can see the route here that I recorded using the Viewranger app on my phone. Although a tiny walk it started with a rather steep incline and us cursing Daddy whose had chosen this particular route! Despite being just feet away from a little road we felt deep in the forest as we climbed a path carpeted with pine needles. I think it has to be the most narrow, secluded path we have found ourselves on during our walking adventures and the kids weren’t entirely sure we knew where we were going. It was well marked and although there are also cycle routes nearby should you come to a cross roads with these you are well warned and there is no danger of getting squashed!
We all loved this area and I would like to find some longer walking routes around here. It is a long way to drive though for a short walk, and I think it might be somewhere to visit if you’re holidaying in the area or on your way to/from the coast.
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