Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Walk in the Woods

This was our walk in nearby Carr Wood last Sunday. It was a bit of fresh air and
exercise for us four and also a little bit of exploring. We live just a short walk away but
we haven't known or seen much of this area until recently. We usually go uphill towards
the playgrounds when we're with the girls or we drive to one of the local parks or
to Derbyshire. So it's been a lovely surprise to discover what's right on our doorstep,
 and even more when we read up about its history and heritage.

Carr Wood is an ancient woodland, one of many dotted all over Sheffield
that have been around since or before the 1600's. Meers Brook, which you can see
in the bottom photo, flows through part of it and once formed the boundary
between two Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It later formed part of the county boundary
between Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Of course, that has all changed now but it's all
very good and interesting to know. And so we are going to make up for our ignorance
and years of neglect and lack of appreciation with regular walks along its many
well trodden paths from now on. There are so much more to see and discover,
mushrooms and fallen logs to investigate, leaves to pick up and play with, things
to poke and inspect, games to play. Us grown ups fancy giving the Round Walk a go,
or even just a section of it. The girls reckon Meers Brook will be all right to paddle in
at summertime. Well, the only way they will find out is to get their feet wet and
come summer, they'll have the chance to know whether that's true or not.
How about you, do you like to go for walks, too? And where do you like to go?
I'd love to know.

Thanks for your lovely comments on all my latest projects. I have just finished
making a scarf and a hat. I'll show you next time. Till then, take care and
have a good rest of the week!


  1. Isn't it nice to have lovely woodlands just on your door step? It is a fantastic time of year for a gentle stroll amongst the trees. x

  2. I think many of us are guilty of neglecting beautiful areas on our doorstep, instead travelling further afield for a walk or a day out. I've discovered lots of places I never knew about since we got a dog, I don't always want to put him in the car and drive to places to take him for a walk but we're lucky that there's lots of lovely places within walking distance from home where we go. It's always a joy to find a new place though, especially one with lots of history and where there's things for the whole family to enjoy, like Carr Wood.

  3. I enjoy walking and exploring so much. Your new discovery looks perfect. We live on the edge of town. The walks we go on mostly involve sidewalks. We have to drive a little to get to the rural paths. Our evening walks will be fun these next couple of weeks as people begin to decorate their houses for the holidays. I hope you have a good weekend to get out and do more exploring.

  4. I used to love our walks with the children when they were younger, some of our best days out were with a map and a picnic. I think when you're having a rough day just being able to picture somewhere in your mind you have visited which is naturally beautiful helps to lift the spirits.
    Lisa x

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