Sunday Walks: Staycation Special

The older I get the more I appreciate the outdoors and nature. I just feel much more relaxed taking a walk through a forest, along trails and around gardens (and not just my own!).

Consequently, the aim of our recent getaway was to escape the confines of our house and take on some walking routes around Nottingham and Ludlow.

Luckily, the weather picked up and, although it was a little chilly in the evening, we had something of a mini heatwave during the daytime. No coats required. What luck!

Our first stop was Nottingham. We spent a whole day walking around the Attenborough Nature Reserve and then the following day walked into the city centre to admire some of the historic buildings.

As we’ve visited the city before, I’ve added on a few pictures from our previous trip.

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Nottingham City Centre


Our next destination was by way of a short lunch stop at Ironbridge. What a delightful village, home of the first cast iron bridge and a particularly spectacular looking one at that. Take a look.


Our final destination was Ludlow, a medieval market town with many of the buildings holding Grade II listed status. It’s also on and surrounded by several hills which made sure we earned our dinner in the evening after taking a walk around Mortimer Forest.

It’s been great to take a break from it all and enjoy our countryside. It’s going to be a long winter (as my husband keeps telling me) so this may be the last opportunity to get away anywhere else as we head into the winter months and possibly face lockdown once again.

How will you be getting away from it all? Have you been able to enjoy walking in nature?

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