Showing posts with label the helm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the helm. Show all posts

Monday, 7 October 2013

#CountryKids Mini Ramble on The Helm

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
We had another Mini Ramble with our local Ramblers on Sunday. This time we were joined by another family with 3 children to go up the Helm which is behind Oxenholme. There turned out to be plenty to do to make a 3 mile walk take 2.5 hours! First up we met the local hill ponies being taken for a ride:

horse

Then we picked blackberries:

blackberries

Spotted fungi:

fungi

Played hide and seek in the bracken:

bracken

And eventually reached the trig point on the top:

top of the helm

My daughter enjoyed helping to lead the walk:

the helm

Everyone tried to spot their house from the top:

kendal

Having younger children around to mother made my daughter's day. I think their parents enjoyed the break too:


It was lovely and peaceful along the top:

the helm

We stood and watched a skein of pink footed geese flying over head:

geese

Before passing through a gate to go down the far side:

the helm

Plenty more fungi to spot on this side:

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Family Fun: Exploring the Helm

The weather was finally dry enough for all three generations to don wellies and head up The Helm for an exploratory expedition. Father Christmas had brought an explorer's kit and and an archaeologist's kit so the children were keen to try them out:



So we set off to see what we could find to investigate on the way... First of all we encountered some local animals:



Then we had to work out which animals had left various tracks in the very muddy ground:




It was fun finding places to try out their new trowels that grown ups couldn't get into:



Findings were recorded in the explorer's notebooks.


Sometimes this had needed a stream sample or some close examination:




It really helped to make a 2 hour walk a lot more exciting for the children to have lots to look at and explore with their mini toolkits. I am sure there will be many more adventures and we will share them all with you!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful XXXI ( #R2BC )



Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Nice and easy this week to find reasons to be cheerful!

1) Christmas

Well it has been a Happy Christmas for me so that is the first reason to be cheerful. I started the day with my children opening their stockings on my bed, then a trip to church and then spent the rest of the day with my parents. My children were the best behaved they have been for a long time and it was a pretty relaxed day.


2) Family

With it being Christmas I have seen more of my wider family with cousins travelling up for part of the festivities, seeing my Granny on Christmas Eve and a southern aunt and uncle yesterday. Seeing family is one of the most important bits about Christmas for me.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Blowing away the cobwebs

We took a walk up the Helm near Kendal today to blow away Christmas cobwebs and make room for leftovers:


A knight to protect us from dragons

Strange trees
Our knight attacking strange tree!