Foxley Wood

A half an hour drive out the city and you’ll be surrounded by nature in the tranquil setting that is Foxley Wood.  It’s a national nature reserve and a working wood. The trust there have re-purposed ways of using the wood, as it would have been used in times gone by but for the modern day. It’s fascinating stuff.

Last Saturday, Hamish & I put on our boots and headed around the 2.5 km trail. We didn’t see a single soul out there. It was marvellous.

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk
It’s a funny time of year for nature, it’s only just spring so most things brown and lifeless, with the occasional gorgeous flower or buds peeking through the mud.

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

 Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

My amazing Asos fur lined parka came in handy as there was a definite chill in the air!

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Part way around the trail we discovered an old abandoned carriage, it somehow perfectly fit in with its surroundings. We stumbled upon a few homemade dens and teepee’s too. It’s certainly a place to come for an adventure.

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

This glorious green carpet will turn into bluebells very soon, I can only imagine how stunning it will look.

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

From fallen logs, to dried old mushrooms, hidden burrows and trickling steams, Foxley wood has it all. If you’re lucky enough you may spot some deer or get startled by noisy pheasants.

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

It’s definitely a place where wellies are needed! RIP boots!

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

Foxley Wood, Norfolk

When Spring is in full swing or when summer arrives I can imagine that this place is beyond stunning. It was so peaceful and tranquil, it just nice to be surrounded by nature getting a good old dose of fresh air.

Foxley village is rather quaint too, the roads are narrow and wind around cottages, farms and barn conversions. It’s a delightful part of the world.

Have you been to Foxley Wood?

XO

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