Forest Walk

On Friday my Dad came over with my little brother, Sean. I planned a day at home and do all the housework but my Dad changed my plans! He had invited me and Elliw out somewhere. Mia had gone to her Dad's early for a change. It was pretty weird without her there, as I knew she would of loved it.

Anyway, we went somewhere just outside Newborough, Angelsey. A place I'd never been before. It was called 'Red Squirrel Forest'. We parked up and the view was stunning (above photo). We saw a red squirrel straight away but the pictures were pretty rubbish (read on to see better photos at the end). It said on the sign that it would be an hour walk. I didn't time how long we were but I think it was near enough.

I wish I was more prepared for the muddy puddles and mud sinks! It was a really fun walk. Elliw wanted a carry for some of the way but I made her walk. At some places when you turned the corner it really did feel like the path was never ending!

We came across this sign, which I found pretty funny! Although I don't understand why they say to flick it, because you'd think it being a forest, they would tell you to pick up, right? On our walk we did spot dog mess twice, they obviously forgot to get a stick and flick!

If you like an adventure, and don't mind getting messy/dirty then this walk is perfect! A proper Forest walk. The trees were huge! It was such a nice view, so green and I think we went on a perfect day! It wasn't too hot and it wasn't cold either.

I wore my Trespass waterproof coat just incase! (look out for a review soon!). It was perfect. I did get a little too hot at the end but it was really comfortable.

We reached the end of the walk. We saw another red squirrel. We watched it for about 20-30 minutes. It was so relaxing and peaceful. My brother and Elliw were quiet and well behaved too. I then saw a woodpecker in the tree. It's not a great photo but I have never had a photo of a woodpecker before!

All of a sudden, another red squirrel came down a tree, too the bottom and started eating nuts. The next thing, another one came down. They were both there for about 10-15 minutes. We watched them until they decided to go back up the tree again.

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  1. Wow your animal photos are amazing. Wildlife are normally so hard to capture. It looks like you all had a great day out.

  2. Wow those photos of the red squirrels are amazing, Would you believe I have never seen a red squirrel? I thought they were pretty rare, they are all just grey around here. That forest looks great, we don't really have any forests near us, they are all pretty small. Looks like a great day out. x

  3. Your squirrel photos are amazing! Looks like you guys had a lovely time - I think exploring forests is such fun xx

  4. What absolutely stunning photos, I can't believe how close you got to the squirrels, just gorgeous. I love this post #ordinarymoments

  5. WOW! This walk is exquisite! Everything about it is perfect. Thank you for sharing :-)

  6. I am DESPERATE to see a real red squirrel!! We have all greys here — what an amazing thing to see! They're fairly rare these days as they've been wiped out by the greys that came over from North America. Am bookmarking this ‚ I'd absolute LOVE to go! :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

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  7. What a gorgeous walk. I love forest walks, so peaceful and you got to see some lovely wildlife. I don't think I've ever seen a red squirrel before. Lovely pics.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  8. These pictures are brilliant! We waited for 20 years to finally see one in Formby, I didn't realise they were at Newborough too. I only ever go there for the beach xx

  9. What a lovely walk. i love the photo of the squirrel. i love squirrels. I'm not quite sure about the dog poo though..sounds odd? #JustAnotherLinky #TwinklyTuesday xx Mummy2Monkeys xx

  10. We love walks in the forest too!! There's always so much to do and see - climb trees, spot animals and there's always opportunities for some great shots, just like these. That shot of the red squirrel is amazing! Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

  11. Oh my goodness - this photos are amazing and so fab of the red squirrel. Your kids are absolutely gorgeous by the way. It looks and sounds like a lovely lovely walk.

  12. Looks like you had a lovely day for it. Wow, really cool photos, especially of the squirrels. The poo thing is weird to me. Maybe they thought people were more likely to flick it than pick it up...although by the sounds of it I guess they weren't.
    Thanks again for linking up to #fartglitter x

  13. Gorgeous pictures, looks like a lovely day and I love that you got the animals looking at the camera!! #mmwbh

  14. Wow a red squirrel lucky you! Your little girl looks like she had fun! Great photos X

  15. Amazed at your red squirrel photos, we saw some recently but didn't get good photos. Next time I will take my actual camera to get better ones! It looks like a gorgeous walk, must have been lots of fun for the kids too.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x
    Please can you add out badge to your post too. :)

  16. Wow your pictures are so beautiful!! That squirrel is perfectly captured!!! I absolutely love that sign about flicking the poo. They need that in more forests, it's so frustrating when it's on the footpaths. It sounds like such a beautiful walk together!! I wish the weather would stay this nice. Thank you so, so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather xx


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