Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Swanbourne Lake, Arundel

We are trying to make the most of the beautiful weather, and so this morning we joined up with a friend and two other little ones, and headed over to Swanbourne Lake in Arundel. Just a note for anyone local that might be reading, it's probably best to avoid the area for the next couple of weeks until they finish the roadworks. They were bad enough mid-morning, and I can't imagine what they must be like at peak times!

The lake (actually a reservoir) is in a beautiful location, just down the road from Arundel Castle. There is plenty of parking along the road, and a small cafe. We bought some duck food so that the boys could feed the ducks, which was a big hit.


It's all gone!
Bird attack!
Then I was persuaded to buy Harry an icecream in the tearoom. There is a path all the way around the lake, although it's a bit rocky with the pushchairs so we only managed a short distance. From memory the path also joins up with some other longer walks across the Downs. There were some small hills that the boys could climb, and I even got Mia out of the pushchair for a crawl about, although it turned out that she was more interested in eating sticks.

Then as a bonus, both fell asleep in the car on the way home. If only all the fresh air meant that they would sleep better at night!

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely day out. You certainly have to make the most of this lovely weather.

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    1. It is lovely isn't it at the moment. We've been spending so much time outside lately, either out and about or in the garden, and it's wonderful.

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  2. How lovely! We have a place similar where I live but the bus journey is a bit long for me!

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    1. Luckily (traffic depending) this isn't really too far away for us. It gets very busy in the summer though so we might have trouble parking. Unfortunately there are no ponds or lakes with ducks within walking distance for us!

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  3. that looks like a gorgeous spot. it has just been fantastic weather, its just difficult to persuade my ones to come in the evenings!

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    1. It is a lovely spot. We have the same problem at the moment - the evenings are so lovely that my husband wants to play football with Harry in the garden after dinner, or take him out on his scooter, and it ends up way past bedtime!

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