Friday, 10 May 2013

Woodland jaunt

It was a glorious day here last Monday, so we decided to make the most of the good weather and headed off on a little jaunt to a beautiful local woodland ~ Pressmennan Wood ~ which is looked after by the Woodland Trust Scotland.

This wonderful woodland is just a short 20 minute drive away from us, and it was somewhere that I had wanted to visit for ages but have never quite managed it before. It is believed to be one of the last traces of Scotland's ancient oak woodland, and the views across the East Lothian countryside and the Firth of Forth are absolutely fantastic. The woodland is also the secret home of magical creatures called Glingbobs and Tootflits.

We set off from the Yellow Stone and made our way past the Wavy Wood Post along a path beside the lake ~ if you look really hard you might just spot a grumpy and reluctant teenage daughter striding ahead of the main walking party!

Nestled amongst the trees is this wonderful woodland home of magical creatures Odon Poolittle and Bombi Noffnuff ~ little doors and windows carved into the trees. Aren't they just lovely!

After we had walked for a while we stopped and had a bit of a rest on a beautifully carved wooden bench.

Despite the fact that it was Bank Holiday Monday there was hardly a soul to be seen and we enjoyed the peace and quiet as we walked along the woodland paths.

Further along the path we past the half way point at the Holey Posty and came to another little wooden carving called the Meeting Point.

Following the sign posts at the Meeting point we found the home of Jenfrey Hoolups ~  I really wish that I had discovered this place when my not so little people were smaller!

The Frog on the Log is the last thing that you see as you finish your walk ~ you can leave the frog a penny or two and make a little wish.

The weather here has turned rather cold and wet again ~ I'm wishing for a some warmth and sunshine to return again sometime very soon. Maybe I should have told the Frog on the Log that when I left him my penny!!

Hope you all have a very lovely weekend :O)xx


JuanitaTortilla said...

Those are cute little wooden homes for magical creatures :) And I think they've got the cutest names.

Gillian said...

What a nice walk. That little window carved into the tree is adorable, my daughter would love that. x

Mitzi said...

Lovely photo's of a beautiful magical place. I envy you for living somewhere so beautiful.