Sometimes it’s good to escape the city and get away from it all for a few hours. That’s exactly what we did last weekend when we decided to go on a country walk with the kids in Old Sodbury, a little village in South Gloucestershire.
We decided to do half of the Cotswold Way Walk; the entire walk takes from 1.5 – 2 hours which would probably take even longer with kids!
We started at the Dog Inn on the main road and went through the village and walked up through the little lanes and fields until we reached a little ancient church which had beautiful views over the Vale of Sodbury.
We explored the churchyard and soaked up the peace. My children were excited to see several signs in the churchyard warning of grass snakes!
Following this we then spent some time roaming the open green space. My children loved running around and finding interesting things to look at.
It felt good to escape the noise and the busyness of the city to enjoy amazing views and fresh air with the only sound being the wind blowing across the rugged green hills.
If you would like to do all or some of the Cotswold Way Walk, you can find more details on it here. As I mentioned, we only did half of this walk but if we’d continued we would have also come across an Bronze to Iron Age hill fort!
Word of warning, this walk is very muddy in places so wellies are essential! This walk is also not suitable for prams and pushchairs due to the uneven ground.
For details of more Autumn walks see my post on 12 Great child-Friendly Autumn Walks in Bristol.