Booked a Mon-Fri many weeks ago and held our breath for the weather. It was perfect. High pressure calm and sunshine and not a breath of wind to even gently flap an open awning door.
I have been before ad that s why I returned. My 10 year old Son enjoys the open playing field with ping-pong, pool and general lolling. He was having such fun one day we agreed it would be selfish to leave the site so we relaxed with a book and a chat. He returned rosy cheeked and freckly. Amazing what fresh air can do to your complexion.
He has always made friends with some lovely children on every visit. This year it was Ben from Kent and the measure of friendship was the heartbreaking wrench on the day we had to leave for home.
I am a birdwatcher so really enjoy this site's peace. The birdsong was a delight, but the relentless chiffchaff chiff-chaffing dawn to dusk really tested my resolve.
Goshawk, dipper, buzzard, peregrine are not far away and Forge Valley is an ancient habitat with oak woodland full of life. Lapwings displaying on the arable fields adjacent to the site were a bonus.
The Site is so well kept it makes returning to my own garden a little embarrassing!!
The wardens were helpful at every turn and I even got a shove to help me position my van on arrival.
I returned with a tan on my face, a chiffchaff in my heart and a smile to last me until my next visit.