A few weeks ago I was reading Davids Blog when he mentioned that he had been to a place called Allen Banks - now David doesn't live a million miles from me so I checked out Allen Banks on the map , saw it was only an hours drive away and earmarked it for a day out. Today was the day....
We set off bright and early with all our woollies and wellies packed into the car for although the sun was shining it was still quite chilly. When we arrived there was a choice of three walks - we chose the orange one and set off up a very steep bank.
Not far along the path was a summer house
with the most amazing views, can you see the river right down below?
The drop on one side of us was quite steep so we had to keep an eye on the boys .
The photo below is looking back up the path we climbed down
to reach the river - quite a climb it was too.
The roots on this tree were amazing.
Walking back along the river we came to this bridge - even thinking about it now I feel like I'm bouncing up and down !!
I just loved the ferns growing out of the moss on the trees.
By the time we got back to the car park we had worked up quite an appetite , for the first picnic of the year.
These lambs were just across the road and I couldn't resist snapping them - so cute .
So I'd just like to say a big thank you to David as without his writing about this gorgeous place I would never have even known it was there -- we'll definately be back , after all - there are two more walks to do ....
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