Adventures on the South Downs

I consider ourselves incredibly blessed to live on the doorstep of the South Downs, our most recent visit only cemented our love for the big outdoors.

South Downs

I wanted to get us all away from the trappings of phones, computers, tablets and whatever else makes us unsociable sods in our own homes.

Once up on the Downs the boys went off exploring; they climbed hills…

Atop a hill


…they searched for Eastbourne…

searching for eastbourne

…bounced on the bouncy grass…

enjoying the bouncy grass

…contemplated running down a hill…

ready to run

…debated the best way to roll down a hill…

hill rolling

…then rolled down a hill…

hill rolling

hill rolling

We saw a ridiculous number of these caterpillars.


I was kinda surprised at the number of cowslips we saw on the South Downs, for some reason I just didn’t expect to see flowers up there!


Between the cowslips and the obligatory rabbit poop which is everywhere on the Downs were daisies, daisies for days!


Eventually we had to head home, but being the adventurous types we went a completely backwards new to us route and found the most delightful picturesque lane…

country lane

…I foraged a few wildflowers, amazing what grows on hedgerows and along roadsides…


…which made the perfect May Day posy!

May Day wildflower posy

With the crazy hectic schedules that make up our Mondays to Fridays, being able to get away from everything, even for just a few hours on the weekend is such a joy.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Wow, the views from on the top of the hills are amazing. Looks like a lovely day away from technology. :-) #countrykids

  2. What a gorgeous walk and that little lane is very picturesque. I grew up near the South Downs and it was such a wonderful place for going on walks and admiring the views :-)

  3. Sara (@mumturnedmom)2 May 2015 at 00:52

    Beautiful photos Amanda, the boys look like are having so much fun bouncing and rolling :) The wildflowers, and that lane, are gorgeous too x #countrykids

  4. This looks so beautiful, we need to find somewhere to go like this over the weakend, love the rolling down the hill and bouncy grass. #countrykids

  5. Merlinda Little2 May 2015 at 09:08

    Awww thats a real nice walk and the nature around you is just stunning! #countrykids


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