Saturday, 27 August 2016

Dunwich - the beach, grandchildren and the dog

As mentioned in my previous blog on Dunwich Heath & Heather, we spent the morning on the beach in glorious sunshine.  The children and the dog loving the sea.  'nuff said!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Dunwich Heath

I last visited Dunwich Heath (National Trust) in July/August 1974 when Adam (our oldest son) was -1month old. Jane was heavily pregnant and we thought that a break for a week in the pub in Walberswick, being waited on hand and foot, would be just the ticket.  The rain didn't stop for four days and we gave up and went home!!  But during those four days we drove down to Dunwich Heath and then drove back again - soggy heathland in driving rain didn't do it for us.

Today we returned and had a spell on the beach with grandchildren, the grand-dog and Tom & Emily, then we had our picnic before taking a walk around the heathland.  The heath is spectacular at the moment with acres of heather in flower.  If you don't take grandchildren and the dog, you may also be lucky enough to see the Dartford Warbler, grass-snakes, lizards and lots of other flora & fauna.

Whether you are a Scot looking for a heather-fix, or and East Anglian searching for a new walk, Dunwich Heath could be the place to go.