Our Walk in Lyneham Wiltshire

As the sun beat down from the clear blue sky we parked up our car and made our way into the long green grassy field across the road. The GPS soon revealed we were to climb over a style and make our way down a steep embankment. 

Bluebells in a wood land

Despite there being steps these were very narrow and nature seemed to be laying claim to them from all sides. Fortunately, I didn't slip and we were soon treated to a woodland fit for a fairytale with a small waterfall and bluebells covering the earthy floor. Here we stopped to take a few photos before heading on through a meadow where my husband took this photo of a bee. 

Bee busy at work on a Dandelion

Then uphill we navigated the ploughed farmer’s field before descending once again through a patch of nettles. Thank goodness I was wearing my jeans but heat and pregnancy don’t go well together and I felt my clothes were clinging hold of every inch of my being.

The next stage of our journey was to lead us to question just where exactly the footpath was as the farmers had taken away the signs. It turned out that they had re-routed the path and fortunately we didn't need to head through the cow field. 


Cows Eyeing Up Their Visitors

A farmer waved to us from his tractor clearly not bothered by our presence and we disappeared into the bright yellow rape seed fields that lay before us.

As 3pm came we made it to a village where we hunted down a Church Micro geocache and had something for lunch.  We bumped into a fellow geocacher who was picking up her kids from the school down the lane and saw the preparations being put in place for the upcoming scarecrow festival.  It was around this time that I was also experiencing Braxton Hicks, thankfully they soon subsided though. Goodness knows what I would have done had they developed into labour!

The three of us

 Having had something to eat we retraced our steps back into the fields and headed back towards the car. It felt heavy going as we passed field upon field, a situation not helped by our daughters constant whining as she was tired.

A view of the area

Our final obstacle was to cross a farm and with little pointing us in the right direction it was lovely to hear from the farmer’s wife who told us the way and took a liking to our daughter. We also saw a horse field before we reached our car with a donkey and horse in the field. My daughter on seeing them took great delight in making clip clop noises in reference to them.



Where have your adventures taken you recently?

This post was originally linked up with the following linkys: Best and Worst, Family Fun, Coombe Mill, Whatever the Weather Wednesdays and Blogger Club UK

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  1. Lyneham isn't far from us but I haven't ever really explored it. We're getting into Geocaching so I'll add it to the list of places to check out - great photos :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah....lovely to hear that you are exploring Geocaching be careful though you may get hooked on it.

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  2. I've never been there before but it looks great :) Looks like a lovely place to visit

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    1. It certainly was but you don't need to go far to find a lovely place.

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  3. The photos are gorgeous and it sounds like it was a lovely walk. Glad to hear that it was just Braxton Hicks and that they soon subsided!

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    1. Thank you it sure was. I'm relieved too. Told hubby no big 6 mile walks for now.

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    2. Sounds like a good plan! Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFun :-)

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  4. What a beautiful walk. Shoe photos again especially the beds. Brixton hicks can be scary so glad you are OK. TY for linking up to #FamilyFun 🎉

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    1. It sure was. Thank you. These littl'uns like to test us don't they.

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  5. Sounds like a lovely walk, nothing beats the great outdoors for blowing out the cobwebs and lifting your mood. I'm pleased to hear it wasn't labour!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK :)
    Debbie

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    1. It sure was and I'm very relieved it was only Braxton Hicks

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  6. Ahh what a lovely way to spend a day :) Sounds great and thanks so much for linking up to the #bestandworst

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    1. Our family sure do love a good walk.

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  7. Looks like a very scenic walk, nothing better than our countryside on a sunny day is there #CountryKids

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  8. What a great walk, such beautiful views all around. It's great that you got out and enjoyed the countryside and the views with your family. Your daughter making clip clop noises at the horse and donkey is just so sweet. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. We are very lucky to live in the UK and go on walks like this. I love that she's recognising her animals.

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  9. What a beautiful walk!!! So good to get out for walks even when you're pregnant, even though it tires you out you feel so good for fresh air. So lovely to go with your family too. It sounds like a peaceful place to visit and to animal spot. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

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    1. It was certainly peaceful and beautiful. Fresh air is always welcome but the heat we've been having in the UK recently makes things a tad challenging.

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  10. It looks absolutely gorgeous, but so glad you didn't go into labour whilst you were out there! It's been so lovely to have nice weather, although I imagine it might get a bit too hot when you're pregnant, we had some really hot weather just before my eldest was born and I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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    1. It sure was a gorgeous day to be one with nature. Yes you are right about it being too hot for pregnant ladies right now. I'm glad I didn't go into labour either.

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  11. Random walks in the countryside are the best. It sounds like you really enjoyed yourselves and so lovely that the farmer and his wife were so friendly #countrykids

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    1. It's always a bit unnerving when you see the farmers. Especially as in some places it looks like they are trying to deter walkers by putting in cattle etc.

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