We went on a nature walk at Holmebrook Valley Country Park in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, with 3 other Christian Home-Ed families on Friday, September 20 and here are some of the pictures that our family took. We weren’t able to identify all the plants and bushes, some with berries, that we came across along the trail. All in all, it was an enjoyable and fun outing minus Tirzah’s meltdown episodes. She didn’t want to walk; she wanted to be carried! Mark came along (he doesn’t work Friday mornings) and it was great having him around to help with Tirzah.
There were lots of plants – bushes and trees – to discover and some we were able to figure out what they were with the help of a Nature Guide sheet and book, but others we were clueless what they were. There were lots of blackberry bushes along the way, and there’s a picture of Azkarah berry picking and enjoying it too!
Then, we walked by the lake and the children enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, looking at the plants and saying hello to the ducks.
All in all, it was a fun morning which ended with tea and biscuits at the home of one of the home-edding families who live right next to Holmebrook Valley Country Park.