Woodland walk

If you are a regular reader, you will know that we are huge fans of a woodland walk. Our favourite place to walk through the woods is Moors Valley Park. There is something so relaxing about hopping in the car and arriving in a location that offers so much to discover.

woodland smiles

We are lucky that we created a little man that enjoys the woods as much as us and each time we pass the sign for Moors Valley, he requests a visit. So last weekend we spontaneously found ourselves at the park and decided we were going to attempt to find the Tree Top Trail that’s mentioned on various sign posts around the woods.

woodland ponder

woodland jump


We’ve been visiting Moors Valley for over 5 years now and despite walking and cycling round a large section of the woods, we’ve never found the Tree Top Trail. But we remained optimistic that we were going to locate it and headed off into the woods.

The great thing about a woodland walk is that you can allow it to lead you, rather than be lead by anything in particular. Obviously our main goal was to discover the trail, but we also played within the trees and on the various crafted play areas throughout the woods.

Woodland walk

woodland stick

woodland with mummy

woodland jump up

woodland swing

woodland slide

woodland eggs  

It was great to discover that all the play areas we discovered were hand crafted. Each area was themed and had a link back to nature. There was a spider funnel, birds nest and crocodile bridge, all carved out of giant logs.

woodland crafted

woodland climbing

woodland climb

woodland claws

Our little man could happily spend hours in the wood and to be honest, so could we. We all leave the woods feeling relaxed and if it’s possible, a closer little family. It took us about 45 minutes, but we found the Tree Top Trail and were glad we did.

woodland bridge

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Sam Reply

    Ah this reminds me of Alice Holt Forest which is near where I live – it’s always a great place to visit with the boys because there are so many wooden play structures and play areas to keep them going! I am looking forward to when my three year old is a bit older and can cycle too and we can try out some of the cycle trails as a family. I’m not sure where Moors Valley Park is but it looks great. 🙂 #countrykids

  2. Caro Davies Reply

    Aah these are SUCH lovely pics — bless him — he looks like he’s having a ball!! I love getting out and about with the boys; woods are magical aren’t they? x #CountryKids

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    Those monkey bars look a real challenge, I’d have to have a go but I know I’d pull every muscle and fail, looks like your Monkey did much better. Gorgeous photos of such a happy family walk, I’m glad you found that illusive Tree Tops Trail. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  4. Annie, Fable & Folk Reply

    Ah we love Moors Valley, alas it’s one of those places that is ‘just that bit’ too far for us to go to often but when we do we adore it, there really is so much to do!
    Good monkey bat skillz there – I spy that fearless spirit that I saw at Tanyas BBQ in the summer when he was hurling himself down that giant bouncy slide!

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