An afternoon picnic and stroll at Castle Acre

Monday, May 19, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago we journeyed to Castle Acre on a sunny afternoon to have a picnic on the grass by the castle ruins and a stroll around the village.

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As it was an unplanned outing we stopped by Asda to gather some picnic fare. I do have a soft spot for these salad pots and my childhood favourite crisps have always been skips; they melt in the mouth! White chocolate cookies are a given as one step from heaven, the yogurt was reduced so I picked this up instead of the sausage roll that was available. Mountain Dew, mmmm. The apple doesn't even start to readdress the balance but I do like apples so it rounded things off nicely.

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The sun played hard to get which didn't detract from the time out. It' such a luxury to leisurely wander around somewhere pretty.

I made a little video as well for you to watch, I think it's under a minute long.

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The public footpath loops around Castle Acre Priory. We've never been in before, maybe one day but I'm disappointed they do not display entry charges clearly.

The Castle ruins are free to walk around, which we like to do. Sadly, some parents consider it entirely acceptable to allow or encourage children to play on the crumbling walls.

 

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There is something of a backlog to catch up sharing, I've been out and about a lot recently as well as focussing on the changes to my health and fitness regime so a whole variety of posts will be coming soon!

Sophie

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9 comments

  1. I went on a school trip to Castle Acre in Year 7, I must have really enjoyed it because it's stuck in my mind although I haven't been back since!

    Chloe x
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  2. Ooh how gorgeous it looks!!!! Am always up for bit of castleage x

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  3. I have friends wo live in Castle Acre, it is a beautiful place, especially that river! I remember lots of birthday parties when I was young running around the castle pretending to be knights ;)

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  4. Great photos as every hun. It looks lovely.

    X x

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  5. We love Castle Acre too- you're right about the parents/kids on the walls, last time we visited we told a group off.
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  6. Stunning photos it looks so picturesque x

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  7. Beautiful photos- and you look so pretty (and smiley!) in the shots of you :) Picnics are definitely not supposed to be healthy - the only rule is that one must eat excessive amounts of food xxx

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