Kingley Vale

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Sunday’s were made for the countryside.
There’s just something so satisfying about a roast dinner, followed by a wander through the greens and yellows that surround so much of England.
So when my uncle and his family came down from the city to visit, it seemed like the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
 
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Kingley Vale is a national reserve just a short drive from my hometown.
Known for its gorgeous scenery, it also plays home to an array of twisted and ancient yews, and includes a grove of veteran trees which are amongst the oldest living things in Britain – some are at least 500 years old!
 
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Filled with nature trails, an information centre and a large viewing platform which boasts views across the downs, it’s undeniable that the place is beautiful.
 
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Unfortunately, we never made it around the whole trail because we (I) got carried away monkeying around.
 
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After swinging up an appetite we stopped for a snack and tried our hands at the ‘donut’ game.
The rules?
Simple.
Eat a sugared donut without licking your lips.
 
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Which is actually much harder than it sounds!
 
Katy?
 
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Failed.
Me?
 
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Well I failed too.
 
Mumma Toothbrush was the only one who actually managed to do so
 
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Which wasn’t easy!
 
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A few donuts (and chocolate muffins) later, we decided that the lure of a film enticed us far more than the walk to the top of the hill so we ventured back to the car.
 
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And spent the rest of the afternoon catching up with Nemo playing in the background!
How did you spend your weekend?