Today we went to the bluebell woods (Dockey Woods, Ashridge Estate). We weren't very confident that we would find it ok as our Navigator has died- hopefully she can be revived but we didn't have the right equipment in the car to try. We spent a long time driving through lovely countryside waiting for a roundabout that never appeared. Seems I had somehow got us on the wrong road. Anyway after nearly attending a classic car show (beautiful old cars and fire engine by the way)we made it!! And what was even better there was an icecream van so the kids even stopped moaning. It was quite busy but that did not interfere with the beauty and serenity of the place. There were mishaped tree stumps that turned into horses for the kids to ride and a tepee of branches leant against a tree(as you can see below).
It really was a calming and beautiful place.