Monday, 20 April 2015

16/52: Portraits from our Saturday walk

On Saturday we decided to head out to our favourite place, Mount Edgcumbe country park in Cornwall for some exercise and fresh air. It is such a gorgeous place to visit and the boys especially love all the space to run and around and climb. 

We spent a good hour in the parks hidden garden which contains the old bath house, cork trees and gorgeous camellias. Saturday was extremely windy so we made good use of the shelter from the hedges which surround the garden. They also made a perfect sun trap so we loved laying on the grass and played a few games around the trees without the chill of the wind. 

After our relaxing time in the garden, we decided to hike up to the top of the park where ruins of an old folly sits on top of a hill, overlooking Plymouth. However, the wind was quite strong along the coastal path so the boys were not too keen and but they were excited when they finally reached the folly.

The Folly has gorgeous views of Drake's island, Plymouth sound, the breakwater and Embryo point. It is such a peaceful place to come to. The boys had lots of fun running up and down the steps pretending it was their castle and they had to save it from the dragons using their wands.

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Although very windy, we had such a great day. We definitely deserved the ice cream we had on the way home after walking all those miles. 

Linking up to Shutterflies for Living Arrows 16/52
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  1. Gosh what a beautiful location. The views are brilliant from the top. Glad you and the boys had a lovely time

  2. Wow, that's a lovely looking place for a walk and exploration. Lovely photos.

  3. Oh wow what a beautiful day you had for it despite the wind - definitely Plymouth at her best!

  4. Mommy's Little Princesses21 April 2015 at 10:56

    Oh wow what an amazing place, it's no wonder you and your lovely boys had a fantastic time!xx

  5. I would love to live close enough to drive there! What a lovely place to visit. I'm glad the boys enjoyed themselves, that castle looks fab!

  6. Lisa from @intotheglade22 April 2015 at 09:03

    Beautiful pictures and it looks like the boys had a great time x

  7. Really lovely photos

    Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx

  8. Wow this looks a fab place. The views from the folly are amazing. Great photos. X #countrykids

  9. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park looks like the perfect place for your boys to let off steam. It's great that there was protection from the wind and it was in the sun trap to keep you all warm. The boys look like they're really enjoying running around and exploring the woods and the Folly at the top of the park, it's amazing what can spark imagination in kids. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  10. I so love your photos! This place looks stunning and what a perfect weather as well. And looks like your 2 boys had so much fun!


  11. Great photos! Another place we'd like to visit - thanks for sharing! #CountryKids


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