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A Picuresque Walk At Gawthorpe Hall.

picturesque walks less than 5 miles in lancashire

Are you like me with a thousand and one things to do in the morning? as soon as I wake up, or little man wakes me!, I’m up out of bed and all my morning routines kick into place, but weather permitting I love to get out and about with Molly and James, a picturesque walk at Gawthorpe Hall would just be perfect!,so a quick tidy round and we’re out the door.

picturesque walks less than 5 miles in lancashire

picturesque walks less than 5 miles in lancashire

As Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham is only down the road I thought I’d share some of the local walks we do with Molly and James that don’t cost a penny and are absolutely stunning.  The grounds are perfectly kept and its such a peaceful place. As you enter the grounds the carpark is on your left hand side and is free. Follow the signs to the hall that’s where your walk begins and it takes over an hour and a half to complete Molly would go for hours but I just let James lead and see how far his little legs will take him! You must keep your dog on a lead in the grounds but as soon as you’re on the path towards the River Calder you can let them run free. The walk through the woods is uneven and would be tricky with a pushchair as its quite steep in places and you do have to go through a wooden stile but the paths are well trodden and it can be done. Its a beautiful walk along the river Calder and there’s lots of wildlife to see.

picturesque walks less than 5 miles in lancashire

We only made it through the woods and back round the grounds as James went running to catch a squirrel which took most of the time we had but so funny to watch him shout out “get down” the poor squirrel looked petrified! now it’s time to take James to his childminder and I have to work but a beautiful early morning walk sets me up for the day 🙂

picturesque walks less than 5 miles in lancashire

picturesque walks less than 5 miles in lancashire

Even though we didn’t have a lot of time today we love it here and It’s a great place to walk on a lovely day and have a picnic , or even call in the café for something to eat. Gawthorpe Hall is open wed to sun 12pm-5pm and is £4 for adults and free for kids. Here is a pdf doc for more information and a detailed step-by-step guild to the walk  http://www.visitlancashire.com/dbimgs/padiham-and-gawthorpe.pdf 

Have a fab Friday, nearly the weekend Yay! 🙂

Love

Mandy x

 

Mandy J McDonald

Author: Mandy J McDonald

A UK Family Lifestyle & Days Out Blogger – Sharing our mini family adventures & my love for all home and garden inspirations with lots of tips & tricks!!!

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Sarah Stockley
    January 12, 2018 at 9:29 am

    We have somewhere a short drive away called Box Hill and there’s a river and stepping stones, fields and woods – it’s also owned by the National Trust but free – we go every year but haven’t taken our dog yet. Lovely photos – looks like a great place. Sarah #ExplorerKids

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      Mandy J McDonald
      January 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Sarah it’s a fab place to visit with lots of nooks and crannies for little ones to explore, plus great for walking the dog. Box Hill sounds like a lovely place to visit too! 🙂 xxx

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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    January 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Aww… this is so lovely! If we don’t cycle to school everyday then we would have waked to school instead, but nothing as picturesque as this! What a wonderful morning walk it is. 🙂 xx

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids

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      Mandy J McDonald
      January 22, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Su it’s a beautiful place and we’re so lucky to have it on our doorstep 🙂 I can’t wait for my little man to learn how to ride a bike I bet you all have loads of fun 🙂 xxxx

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