After a rainy start, Mother’s Day turned into a beautiful day, so I wanted to get out as a family and explore another part of Middlesex Fells. We have already walked a lovely woodland trail to a ruined mill a few times and investigated a water tower with fantastic views over the Fells and towards Boston.
The previous day we had done our own Mile in Memory walk on the old mill trail. On the notice board at the start of the trail there was a sign telling us that Wrights Tower was open at the weekends during May. So, we took advantage of the sunshine and headed to the south of the Fells to check out this tower.
We had a wonderful walk – it’s a beautiful trail up to the tower. I have so many photos, so I hope that these will tell the story of our walk without the need for too many words.
We started out following the Skyline Trail (although I’m intrigued by the Panther Cave, we will have to go back and investigate that!).
As we finished the walk back down we found a swing in a tree – this was just fantastic, and brought back many happy memories from my childhood. It’s the first time the 6yo has swung from a tree swing :)
And then, to top off a wonderful walk, we came face to face with some local wildlife! Geese and very cute goslings, a terrapin (having googled to check, it was fresh water so therefore a terrapin!) and a snake!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a snake in the wild before, or a terrapin for that matter!
There are days when I am so glad that we made this move to the States – and this day was one of them. The experiences that the boys are being exposed to are amazing, even the simple things like a walk in the woods turn into such an adventure. When we look back on our time here, I will be so thankful for days like this. Quality family time, making the most of the opportunity, experiencing the countryside, the wildlife, the weather. We really are very lucky.
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