Last Sunday myself and my Partner Mat decided to pay a visit to Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire to take in the stunning autumnal colours. We did the Nightjar (pink) trail which is 3 miles long and it took us a little over an hour as we stopped for 10 minutes or so to collect the sweet chestnuts!
Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire
The forest was beautiful in the autumn colours! It was a beautiful, colourful, and peaceful walk on a Sunday morning – we even bumped into this scary blue-tack creation! Maybe it wards off evil spirits? Who knows…
The pink ‘nightjar’ walk was suitable for most people although the trail was a little ‘rough and ready’ and uneven in parts. As long as you’re steady on your feet you’ll have been fine. It wasn’t a difficult walk but with the varying terrain it made it a great workout.
We also made the most of the foraging opportunities that we stumbled across at Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire. We came across LOADS of sweet chestnuts that were just starting to fall from the trees. We only took a handful each (we left plenty for the animals!) and roasted them when we got back for a protein filled snack… it couldn’t get much fresher than that!
We go on walks quite a lot. Living in Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District means we are VERY lucky to have such stunning views on our doorstep. I’m going to be blogging a little more about the walks around Nottingham and Derbyshire to give you a little inspiration and motivation because there’s nothing more I love than walking in the cold weather! Walking, although it might seem like ‘easy exercise,’ is exceptionally good for the joints and general health and wellbeing. Because it’s not strenuous but is consistent, it’s a great mid-range workout for all ages and abilities, and means you get out and about, experience new places and learn new things. And it’s cheap!
When you go on your next walk, why not make a flask full of this winter warmer soup?!
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