An Amble Around Ashbury

On Sunday we took advantage of the good weather and made our way over to Ashbury. The National Trust property was closed to visitors but that didn't stop us from having a lovely walk in the countryside close by.



We decided to take the pushchair with us around the series. Fortunately it coped with the terrain as the ground was flat and not too overgrown but in future we will use our carriers. The layout of the area came about as a railway used to run through it. Sadly the railway is long gone and you will not see a single track on the walk but the layout helped in containing our eldest and enabled her to practice walking. 





We also encountered a single carriage that looked like it had been there a very long time for foliage had laid claim to it. In fact I first thought it was another Andersen shelter until hubby informed me that he’d read what it was.  This carriage actually helps in locating one of the geocaches but sadly we did the series backwards and did not feel like walking all the way back to where we’d come from to locate it.

Further along the series or should I say near the beginning is the house itself. A geocache has been placed nearby so hubby left us in a field while he hopped over a log to go and get it. On the way to the geocache he was nearly taken out by a couple of deer that leapt through the grounds. Hubby was fortunately unscathed just a bit surprised and was thankful it wasn't rutting season. 


Finally we walked through the farmer’s field and it was clear that they’d been busy on the fields. From here we could also see our car which was a welcoming sight.

Where have your adventures taken you recently?

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  1. beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a nice little family day. :)

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    1. Thank you. It was a lovely relaxed stroll.

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  2. What a lovely day out! #bloggerclubuk

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  3. I love farmers fields like that, with big hay bales. They remind me of my happy childhood in the countryside. #bestandworst

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  4. Beautiful photos, I love National Trust places. Not only beautiful houses, but they're so often surrounded in beautiful countryside too.

    Stevie x

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  5. Oh how lovely. I can't believe you've had the baby. I am off to catch up. Congratulations. Which double pram did you get?

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    1. Time flies hey?! Thank you. We have a Cosatto Twin Pushchair.

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  6. Sounds a bit of an adventure with those deer! Lovely looking spot #whatevertheweather

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    1. You never know what you'll see in the countryside.

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  7. A brilliant adventure and so glad hubby was OK as rutting deer scan be brutal! Love that photo across the fields, beautiful. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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    1. Fortunately it's not quite the season yet but it won't be long. Thanks for the compliment.

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  8. Ive never done geochacing, but I've often fancied it. What a lovely day out #ablogginggoodtime

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  9. That last photo is beautiful!! I bet the long grass was brill for your daughter to walk and have a wander to practice. I just love National Trust and thanks for linking with #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you. I was surprised at how much she walked.

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  10. What a lovely day. A perfect country walk. Still haven't officially gone on a geocaching walk, although we have stumbled on them. #CountryKids

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    1. It definitely was. Some of them take you to lovely places.

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  11. This looks like a lovely walk for you all to enjoy, it's fab that it was enclosed and safe enough for your oldest to practice her walking. What a lovely view to end your walk, it's a good thing your hubby didn't have an unfriendly encounter with the deer! At least after this walk you have a clearer idea of where the geocaches are so that you can go back and have another hunt some other time.

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. It definitely was. She does take her time but then she only has little legs and there's so much to explore. Exactly we have the coords so can plot the remaining.

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  12. Looks like a nice place to go for a walk #CountryKids

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  13. Look slike a good place to walk. Shame the NT property wasn't open. We've not managed to try geocaching yet, but I know there's 3 near us so we really should try it.

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    1. Get out there and do them. It's great fun.

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  14. Looks like a real nice walk! You daughter looks adorable in the photos and enjoying every bits of your trip =) #countrykids

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  15. Gorgeous photos and how lovely a walk especially with the deer surprising you!

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  16. Such a lovely day for a stroll and you eldest looks so cute practicing her walking! Glad your hubby was left unscathed.xx #countrykids

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    1. Thank you. Yes I'm pleased he wasn't injured.

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  17. It looks like a great day out enjoying the weather and she looks so sweet practicing her walking. Good find on the geocache too, bet the deer got a fright! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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    1. Yes my hubby even scares me when I'm really tired.

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  18. Oh your daughter is a cutie! Looks like a lovely day and sounds like a real adventure with the deer! #countrykids

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    1. Thank you. It was a lovely day out and I'm looking forward to more adventures.

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  19. Love that photo of the farmer's field and glad to hear your hubby was okay after nearly being taken out by the deer. It looks like a lovely spot to go hunting for geocaches :-) #countrykids

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