Saturday, 1 February 2014

#CountryKids Walking Home

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
Something I started doing this month was walking back from work with my children once they got dropped off after school. Its just over a mile and as its the route they will have to take to school when they reach secondary age its good to get them used to it!

I have to admit the first time we did there were moans and groans and the dragging of feet but the next day we were a lot more speedy (it was an incentive to get home quick as it was raining!). The route does start through a housing estate and an industrial estate but then we have to cross over the river:


River Kent, Kendal

If we are lucky then we can see goosanders, swans or ducks as we pass by.. If we are really lucky then the sun shines on us:

dockwray foot bridge

Then we go down a currently very muddy path alongside the railway and pass an almost magical tree:

tree in wall

Then its up the hill and home! A walk we ought to do more often when there isn't the pressure of time or the need for me to take the car to work..

27 comments:

  1. I got sucked in by that magical tree! How wonderful is that, fabulous looking thing. Sounds like its a great walk too. Enjoy that wine :)

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  2. its like something out of a fairy story!

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  3. Sara (@mumturnedmom)1 February 2014 00:19

    That tree really is magical - it looks like it might start talking to you at any minute :) #CountryKids

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  4. hope it doesn't I'll scream ;-)

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  5. Coombe Mill (Fiona)1 February 2014 00:21

    Loving the tree and the look of your river bridge in the different weather. A great idea to get the kids used to the walk they will one day do themselves everyday. I'm looking forward to the drier weather and cycling to school again with mine some days

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  6. What a gorgeous walk home! Love the river and that awesome tree :) my walk home is basically terraced houses - yay! lol x

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  7. its nice to be able to go altogether :-)

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  8. I didn't photograph the industrial bit!

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  9. it is a great idea to clear your head with a walk between work or school and home

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  10. Sarah @apartyofseven1 February 2014 07:35

    walking home is always good i find..and yes my kids do moan about it as well !

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  11. Jocelyn (@ihavecards)1 February 2014 08:18

    A good idea to get some exercise and fresh air, and that tree does look magical!

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  12. Kirsty Hornblow1 February 2014 17:58

    I love your magical tree. Maybe in the spring you could get the children to pick some daisies and leave them in a nook for the fairies to pick up!

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  13. These are lovely pics :)

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  14. beautiful photos :)

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  15. Oh wow well done. I've not heard of that but it looks like its a good place to go!

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  16. Vaichin @Rambling Through Pare2 February 2014 22:13

    Wow! What a fantastic path to walk along each day. But then, The Lakes are a gorgeous place x #CountryKids

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  17. I love the bridge though it wobbles!

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  18. Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours6 February 2014 13:26

    I knew there would be lovely scenic shots in this post! So lucky to have that beautiful walk, looks lovely now but I bet it looks even more wonderful in the summer! Love the tree and the bridge x #countrykids

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  19. I am looking forward to summer walks

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