We took Willow for a lovely walk to the Beechwoods the other day. I have gone to the Beechwoods since I was little girl, I once found a butterfly brooch in there! It’s a lovely place and well worth a visit especially if you haven’t been before. Cambridge has some wonderful places to go for picnics, walks and to take the kids and dogs and even better most of them are free.
Just over halfway into the Beechwoods is a hollowed out area in the natural chalk, which we used to aim for as kids - many kids called it 'the skull' due to it's rounded shape. We would run up and down the sides of it.
The Beechwoods is on the Gog Magog Hills in Cambridge. Take a look at the Wildlife Trust’s website page about the Beechwoods where you’ll find a map and directions along with information on the history and info about the nature and wildlife you can find there.
Wildlife Trust - Beechwoods
Little puppy Willow isn’t so little anymore, she’s now 6 months old! We are lucky to have the recreation ground just across the road and the strip of land everyone round here calls ‘the back field’ right by the house and they’re great for short walks. When we take Willow for longer walks we tend to go to Cherry Hinton Hall or the Gog Magog Downs which are both only about 10mins from the house and we can let Willow off of here lead there so she can have a good run around. She’s such a pretty little dog and has lovely colouring, I haven’t regretted getting her at all, dogs can be such a big responsibility to take on but Willow has just made us all happier and isn’t really any trouble at all. She hasn’t really chewed anything really badly while she’s been teething but she has just learnt to help herself to things out of the bathroom bin and how to stand up on her back legs and turn the toilet roll round and round so a line comes down which she can then run off with – just like the Andrex puppy! I can’t wait to take her up to Hunstanton to the sea and beach and she what she makes of all that J
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