Saturday, 25 July 2015

Ropeswings, Riding and Rambling

We are so lucky to live in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, there are so many things to do right on the doorstep.  Although whilst I like to chill after a busy day at work, Grotbags often thinks otherwise, she is not one of those children who sits quietly but always likes to be on the go, this can be rather exhausting at times and after a busy day at school she loves nothing more than being active, so after tea we head out for an hour, weather permitting.


This ropeswing was put up by my boys when they were younger and is just over the back field, you can actually see Robin Hood Stride in the background and such a fabulous view, especially at sunset.  She just loves spending time here and I think there is even a hidden geocache nearby.


Her favourite activity is horse riding, this has helped her to overcome OCD tendencies.  I do believe that animals can help with anxiety problems, her confidence has blossomed since she started having riding lessons and those tendencies which were troublesome have diminished.


Who says girls can't climb, give her a suitable surface and she will attempt anything.  Luckily we have had no major accidents as yet, fingers crossed there won't be.  Enjoying the outdoors doesn't have to cost money, it is the simple pleasure of wandering around and exploring the places nearby that can give those lasting childhood memories.  

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post if your girlie enjoying herself outside. With countryside as beautiful as Derbyshire I think it's wonderful of her to want to explore, if exhausting for you. Our 3 love the outdoors, especially when we go on hols to a farm we've been staying at for the last 10 years. No matter the weather they have fun. Great post. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

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  2. How right you are, I still find our best days are at the beach or the woods or somewhere in nature that cost us no more than a parking ticket at most. I love your swing rope, we have one at Coombe Mill over the river, such simple fun that creates such a buzz! Riding sounds like a great activity that suits your daughter on many levels, I hope she will keep it up. Thank you for joining me for Country Kids

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    1. Thank you Fiona, as they say the best things in life are free x

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  3. I love Derbyshire, it really is so beautiful. I used to drive their regularly for work and miss it a bit now. It looks the perfect place for exploring!

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    1. There are some beautiful places x

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  4. I miss living in the countryside so much. Just being able to jump over the back wall and head off into the fields would be wonderful xx

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    1. I miss you living in the countryside too xx

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  5. The simple pleasures are often the best, aren't they? The view from the rope swing is amazing! Riding sounds like it's been a great activity for her x #countrykids

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    1. Isn't it just Sara, so pretty x

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  6. That's interesting about the horse riding, I might have to look into that for Monkey #CountryKids

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    1. She seems so carefree when she's riding Mary, it really has worked miracles x

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