Exploring Hazelborough Wood

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

It’s always nice to discover somewhere new which is also close to home.  Over the Easter weekend we were catching up with my brother and SIL in Northamptonshire and they suggested going for a walk not far from where they live.  Bluebells had been spotted so we spent the afternoon exploring Hazelborough Wood with them and their dog.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

Hazelborough Wood is a Forestry England run woodland on the outskirts of Silverstone in South Northamptonshire.  There’s free parking available but no other facilities and paths aren’t waymarked but routes are easy to follow.

The bluebells had just started flowering and I can imagine over the next week or two they will provide a really good carpet of blue.  Jess the dog led the way and my son was soon hunting out the best sticks.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

He even found one stick that was taller than his Dad.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

Dried leaves on the paths were just too tempting to resist.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

One thing that really struck us was how few people we came across on our walk, it made for a tranquil afternoon.  Although you are quite close to the Silverstone racing circuit and we could hear motorbikes racing from time to time.  But that didn’t bother any of us as we are all racing fans anyway.

It was just lovely to spend time exploring Hazelborough Wood without sharing the space with anyone else.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

I got to experiment with shutter speeds and camera shake again to try and capture a Monet moment.  I haven’t tried it for a while and am not entirely pleased with the results but it’s fun to try something different from time to time.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

We all got to have fun on a lovely warm April afternoon exploring Hazelborough Wood, and even though my son wasn’t feeling 100 percent on the day, the smile was still there.

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

And there was a family photo opportunity thanks to my brother, a photo of the three of us is very rare indeed!

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

Sometimes all you need is a bit of fresh air, good company and a few hours away from the norm to recharge batteries.  We certainly felt we’d got that on the day and we look forward to revisiting Hazelborough Wood again in the future.

Where have you been bluebell spotting recently?

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

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14 thoughts on “Exploring Hazelborough Wood

  1. It looks so beautiful there. A roam about in woodlands like this always recharging us. We’ve been stuck in recently waiting for our puppy to be able to go out and about so we’re all desperate to get out walking and exploring again! x

  2. It is nice to discover somewhere new, close to home. That’s what we did over the Easter holidays too.
    We didn’t find any bluebells though. Hmmf. They are so pretty.
    What is it with kids and sticks. lol My youngest has to always find one when we are out for a walk like this.
    I love the family photo! How sweet. #CountryKids

  3. We normally go bluebell spotting by the reservoir in Bartley Green. My Dad used to take me there when I was younger. We may leave it a week or so though as last year we went too early. I do love bluebells, they always remind me of my Dad. Your walk looks lovely, what a wonderful place. I love the photo of the three of you, that’s definitely a keeper.
    #countrykids

  4. Gorgeous bluebell woods. I can’t believe it is so quiet there, people are really missing out on a beautiful wood at a lovely time of year. Loving the giant stick! #CountryKids

  5. Oh those bluebells are beautiful. Love seeing all the bluebells at this time of year. That’s an impressive stick that your son picked up. I love how his love for sticks endures. Hazelborough Wood sounds like a beautiful tranquil spot for a walk. Thanks for sharing it with #CountryKids

  6. What a way to recharge your batteries in glorious weather and green woods. The bluebells look gorgeous and I love that your boy is still collecting giant sticks! Our bluebells in Northumberland are not as advanced but I’m looking forward to visiting some in the next few days. Thanks for sharing with us at #CountryKids

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