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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

A Muddy Trip to Plessey Woods, Northumberland

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Nothing beats getting outside for some fresh air and exercise after Christmas and we decided to have one last trip out before we the kids go back to school.

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces

As we are trying to be frugal in 2017, we chose Plessey woods near Morpeth in Northumberland as it is local and offers free parking plus interesting walks and a play park. The weather was cold and windy but that didn't put us off and the kids were actually excited!

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - Visitor Centre

We are Gore-Tex shoe ambassadors and the kids have been wearing them throughout winter. Harry has the Ecco Urban Snowboarder shoes which are ideal for older children who like outdoor adventures. We honestly love these shoes. Here are the main reasons why:-
  • Super trendy
  • The elastic style laces are impossible to come undone (which gets annoying when wearing laced trainers
  • They are really easy to slip on an off unlike other outdoor shoes
  • The GORE-TEX membrane has kept Harry's feet warm and dry throughout the winter in all conditions
  • A good grip on uneven surfaces 
GORE-TEX shoes are perfect for this time of year and we love them. Very proud to be the ambassador of such a fab product. 


Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - GORE-TEX Echo Urban Snowboarder review

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - GORE-TEX Echo Urban Snowboarder review

Back to the walk.........

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - GORE-TEX Echo Urban Snowboarder review

If you're visiting Plessey Woods with children I would recommend following the free art trail. You can start at the play park at the visitor centre near the car park (although it was too cold for that today) and then head down into the woods following the animal trail signs as you go. 

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - foot bridge over the river Blyth

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - woodland art trail signs

There are lots of points of interest across the trail that will keep children young and old entertained. First up is a woodland drum kit which the kids had a blast playing. 

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - woodland tree drum kit

Then you need to look out for the Ogre swamp and his cupboard. We didn't spot the actual Ogre today but we had fun looking for him. 

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - beware of the ogre sign

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - tree

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - GORE-TEX shoes in mud

Next up is a picnic area which will be lovely in summer. There are trees to climb, games to play and puzzles to solve. We had a lovely time playing noughts and crosses......well until Jack had a melt down when he didn't win! Ooops! 

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - picnic tables and noughts and crosses

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - playing noughts and crosses

There's a nice walk down to and along the river and we had fun spotting magical doors in the trees and wondering who lives there.

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - river walk

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - troll and fairy doors in trees

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - ogre hand in tree

It was fairly muddy though and we needed to change our shoes when we got back to the car. Along the river there's a steep climb up some steps back to the meadow which leads you back through the woods to the car park. 

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - river path

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - GORE-TEX ecco shoes

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - brown winter leaves

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - green moss on trees

Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - river steps up to meadow
Our Visit to Plessey Woods - A FREE day out in Northumberland. It was very muddy and the perfect chance for Harry to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces - seat in the meadow

We spent an excellent few hours at Plessey woods. I love that it was a completely FREE day out and there was lots to keep everyone entertained. It felt good to get some fresh air into our lungs and exercise our legs too. There were lots of dogs about enjoying themselves too so it's a day out for the whole family. As we left we mentioned that we won't leave it as long before our next visit. 



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  1. Ahh! Plessey Woods is such a great day out. It's been a few years since we were last there though....It looks like you had a fantastic time.

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  2. Love having trails to follow and odds and ends like this to spot on a walk through the woods.

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