Friday 27 December 2013

#CountryKids A Boxing Day Walk

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Christmas chicken

We are very lucky to have local family who live in an even more idyllic spot than we do and that can accommodate us for Christmas. The fact that the weather on Boxing Day was lovely in the morning meant that a few of us were able to go and work off some of the Christmas excess:

Roses in bloom at Christmas

My children had both received Christmas hats too so this was a chance to give an outing to Mr Tiger:

Tiger Hat

and Miss Bunny (alongside Miss Wolf):

animal hats

The country lanes were almost deserted and there were just a few puddles to negotiate or circumnavigate. Along the way we acted out the Lord of the Rings and had to sneak past fields of orcs (sheep) and wargs (cows)! It kept the children happy for our little outing. 

There were plenty of intriguing footpath signs to follow on day when we all have proper footwear on:

public footpath sign

Of course with grown up cousins around my daughter took a chance to take it easy:

piggy back ride

She did then help to rescue an exercise ball that had been blown into the beck before it did any harm to the local wildlife:

ball rescue

This little section of footpath was nicely tucked away although the beck itself was close to over flowing after all the rain:

footpath gate

This area used to be a hive of wood turning just like the village of Staveley close by. You can still see the evidence of the mills along the beck:

mill drainage

old mill race

A great way to clear out the cobwebs and drag the children away from their new toys!


  1. Looks so lovely. What a beautiful place to be and take in the scenery. Pics are great.

  2. Looks like a very special part of the world. Love the hats!

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona)28 December 2013 at 00:51

    Looks like a perfect Boxing Day walk and just what was needed. I love the way the cousins are interacting despite the age gap, you can see they are enjoying their time together and what a beautiful looking home. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

  4. he is 17 years younger than me and 16 years older than my daughter! our family has a few stretched out generations to confuse people :-)

  5. Coombe Mill (Fiona)28 December 2013 at 01:07

    Took me a minute to get my head round that one. My family is similar, I am a Great Aunt!

  6. Sara (@mumturnedmom)28 December 2013 at 03:06

    That looks so beautiful, what a lovely walk to clear the heads on Boxing Day. #CountryKids

  7. Sarah @apartyofseven28 December 2013 at 08:32

    ah you live in such a beautiful spot!

  8. I agree, getting out on a Boxing Day is fun isn't it. You had a gorgeous spot to explore too. Loving the hats :)

  9. sabrina montagnoli28 December 2013 at 09:36

    A lovely escape! Those hats are very cool.

  10. Love the pic of the waterfall

  11. my grandad was youngest of 5 so my mum has cousins 20 years older than her!

  12. only a couple of miles from our house :-)

  13. looks like a great way to get some fresh air xx

  14. WifeMumStudentBum28 December 2013 at 11:01

    Looks like a gorgeous way to blow off the cobwebs x

  15. Good luck! sounds like a fun day :)

  16. its a mill race from an old wood turning mill :-)

  17. Looks like such a beautiful place for a walk especially the old millrace

  18. plenty of water to make it dramatic!

  19. What an absolutely stunning walk. I do love the new hats.

  20. my cousin was responsible for those!

  21. A lovely walk and warm ears, what more could you ask for? :) #CountryKids

  22. It really does look like a beautiful walk. We dragged our girls away from their toys too today
    Happy new year

  23. hope I commented on your blog it seems to have vanished!


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