Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Medieval Hunting Walk Chirk Castle

What a wonderful day within the grounds of Chirk Castle. Taking Fred with us we headed onto the Medieval Hunting Walk Red Route. This takes you around the castle grounds. Through the woods heading out into open country side. There is so much wildlife along this route for the children to see from farm animals, wild rabbits, insects to birds of prey that roam the wooded areas and copse. The route also takes us across the old roman road with the views of the castle in to distance.
Fred had a great time he is a fantastic dog. We always follow the country code keeping him on a lead when there is live stock about. Letting him roam free when the fields are clear and it is safe to do so. Fred as certainly come along way from the early days. He was severely ill treated, he is one of the best dogs you could ever wish for.
The boys had a great time splashing about in the mud climbing on the logs and spotting the wildlife along the trail.
After finishing our walk we headed back to our VW camper van. We all had a drink including Fred. We then left him with his water and the vents open and headed into the castle.
Stopping at the tea rooms to find Harry. We all then headed into the castle to have a look around. I did a quiz with the boys to start. Then Billy tested Aaron`s knowledge in medieval history, Aaron new the answers very well. Billy had taught him well. Both Aaron and Billy have a keen interest in history. Billy is a great asset to Aaron education.
We also visited the the dungeons and guard rooms.
Outside we headed for the gardens, the boys played tag and battling piggy backs. We also went to the end of the gardens to admire the views of afar. From this far view point you can see as far as Perkforton, Stipper Stones and the Pennines on a clear day.
We were all fairly tired by the end of the day including Fred. We headed home to a lovely tea of sausage and mash yummy.

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