Having spent the morning riding the old trams up and down through the little village at the Crich Tramway Museum, we decided to do something different in the afternoon and go into the woods.
An old fashioned tram took us right to the end of the line. We hopped off, had a look at some mining equipment they had on display then took the Woodland Trail back to the village. It’s quite short, only about half a mile but with so much to see and check out it took us a fair amount of time.
They have a resident sculptor at the museum who creates the most incredible wooden figures mainly using a chainsaw. They are dotted here and there throughout the trail and are great fun as well as exceptionally intricate.
We found an ant first of all and then the Woodland King.
Hands down favourite for all of us was lurking under this bridge. You can just about see him in the first picture – an ogre or troll with a skull in his mouth and a bone in his hand. Needless to say Son had to investigate further..
Gorgeous views over the Derbyshire countryside when we came to a break in the trees.
A well laid out playground right at the end was the perfect place to blow off any remaining steam.
We crossed the Bowes Lyon Bridge, now a walkway between the nature trail and the village but once it stood at the Bowes Lyon estate in Hertfordshire.
Great views from up there of the trams coming and going.
All too soon it was closing time, we had to make our way back to the car. The old fashioned conveniences on the way drew a smile from Son.
A great day out, trams and a lovely woodland trail – this place comes highly recommended.