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Terraces to a Hidden Garden

While on vacation in Downeast Maine last month, we brought Alden to our favorite low-key hiking destination: Asticou Terrace Trail.  This trail is in the Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island.  503 more words


The National Rhododendron Gardens.

Living in Melbourne means having a reasonably diverse range of scenery on your doorstep – from miles of beautiful beaches to foggy temperate forests, snowy mountains, vineyards and dry bushland. 330 more words


Alden's River Hiking Trail

This adventure was initiated by Alden, who has been wanting to take his Mom and Dad to this short trail in Franconia, NH.  Today was the perfect day, although it was a bit on the cool side.  258 more words


Fallen grapes and running down a hill

This week was a mess and so this weekend, I wanted to hike. But unpredictable autumn weather is hardly a time to plan anything. Therefore, a friend of mine, Nivedya and I made a short impromptu trip after breakfast. 624 more words


Secret Nature in Newtown

Last weekend while visiting family in Connecticut, we ventured out to one of Andrew’s childhood hiking spots.  This little gem of conservation land is nestled among the busy streets and neighborhoods in Newtown, Connecticut.  362 more words



Last week we went to Mottisfont, near Romsey in Hampshire. Mottisfont is a National Trust property which comprises a large house and grounds. Dogs aren’t allowed on a lot of the formal lawns or in the rose garden, but they are allowed on the short walk round the estate. 408 more words

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Wittenham Clumps

Hi, and welcome to the first blog post of Walks With Willow. Thanks for visiting!

It is perhaps fitting that our first post is about one of our very favourite walks. 534 more words