Mousehold Heath is one of the many gems that we have in the fine city I call home. Located on the outskirts of the northern end of the city you’ll discover acres of woodland, vast green open spaces and incredible views across the city. Or so I’m told. Hamish and I failed to find that part of Mousehold, so I’ll save that for another day. We are rather lucky to have this ‘country in the city.’ So wrap up warm this Autumn and head outdoors to make the most of these stunning surroundings before the winter sets in.
As the air is crisp and the leaves create a gorgeous orange carpet, the temptation is to join our hedgehog friends and hibernate. But forcing yourself outside to blow away the cobwebs is always a fantastic idea. You never know what little gems you’ll find.
The gorgeous orange and yellow leaves contrast against the hardy ever greens. Creating a beautiful and colourful surrounding, that’s somewhat magical. Whilst the oranges and browns signal the start of death and decay of nature there’s still beauty and wonder in it all.
The towering trees give you perspective on life and make you realise how small your problems are in the grand scheme of things. It relaxing, calming and the cold air on your rosy cheeks help to create a refreshing environment. It’s the perfect place to escape from it all, blow off some steam and gain some perspective.
It’s not all doom, gloom, death and decay though. If you look hard enough there’s new life springing up here and there, just off of the beaten track.
As the light began to dim, we followed the path back to the warmth and comfort of home. With so many twists, turns and secret paths, Mousehold Heath is the perfect place to come and escape. A little place of solitude and sanity in our busy and somewhat crazy lives. It’s good to go out and your boots muddy once in a while.