It was a dull, grey day when we visited Wendover Woods in Buckinghamshire. It wasn’t actually raining, but the air was very damp and it was quite blustery at times. The woods are very family friendly and have several types of trails that you can follow – some for gentle walking, some for more strenuous walking, horse tracks and cycle tracks. Fortified by a hot coffee from the café we set off on the 4.9km (2.8 miles) trail which the literature suggested would take us 2 hours.
Some autumn leaves were still clinging tenaciously to the trees, but the wind was whipping them off before our eyes.
There were two points in our walk where we were promised sweeping views over the Vale of Aylesbury. I’m sure if the weather had been clear they would have been lovely, but this was the best we had.
Near the end of the trail, look what we found – The Gruffalo!
Including stops to take photos, check the trail map and admire the ‘views’, the walk took us an hour and twenty minutes, so quite a bit less than the suggested time – perhaps the timings were based on strolling rather than walking. I’ll definitely go back and try out some of the other trails.
I’m linking this with Jo’s Monday Walks.