Time Travel in Bramley

Last Wednesday we took advantage of the sunny weather and headed south of the country to Bramley west of Reading. On arrival we felt as if we’d stepped back in time as we passed the remains of the Bramley Roman Amphitheatre. A place you can easily imagine played host to many a gladiatorial match in its day, with the roars from spectators gazing down on the gladiators beating one another to a pulp echoing through the land. Envisage if you like a football match but far more brutal. As we strolled towards the series hubby reminisced about how we once went to a local museum in the area where many of the artefacts from the settlement are housed today.

The Remains of an old Roman Amphitheatre

We parked the car at the suggested coordinates and set off in wonderment at what we’d see next. Our journey began with a bridge overlooking a railway. The line appeared to be fairly busy as we noted cargo and people being transported up and down the line during our walk that took us over surrounding fields.

Railway in Bramley

At one point we even jumped a small ditch an error that should really have been avoided especially with me being pregnant. My leg got soaked but with the sun shining down my leggings quickly dried. Our daughter seemed completely oblivious to our small error in judgement and far more interested by the sheep that roamed the fields, plus a few escapees. I suggested it may be an idea to coax them back into their enclosures but my hubby thought they’d be too scared by this act so we left them to do their own thing.

Sheep escaped from a field

Sheep weren't the only animals to be seen along our walk. We also encountered cattle, horses and the odd deer. We also came across some lovely bluebells but alas the photos taken don’t do them justice.

Bluebell Woods

We love geocaching series as they enable us to see some wonderful places. Where have you been recently?



This post was originally linked to the linkys Whatever the Weather Wednesdays and Country Kids.

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  1. I love finding a wood full of bluebells, such a pretty flower

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  2. I'm loving bluebell season, I can't wait to find some close to us to snap some photos #countrykids

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    1. We've been spotting them in a lot of places. Sadly I don't know whether they are of UK origin or not.

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  3. It looks like a beautiful walk, it's great that there's so much nature and history surrounding it! It sounds like you had a lovely walk apart from the leg dipping, not that it dampened your day. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids

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    1. It was certainly beautiful and I soon dried off. I'm not fussed if I break a nail, just don't want to have a worse injury.

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  4. What a beautiful walk. I love bluebells. Seeing them all scattered about always makes me fall in love with Spring. Such a peaceful flower. It sounds like a really lovely walk. I'm glad it was warm enough for you to dry off quickly too! Thank you so much for sharing this with Whatever The Weather xx

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    1. They are certainly enchanting at this time of year.

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  5. I dont think kid see falling in a ditch an error but fun! And its sounds like this trip is fun! #countrykids / #whatevertheweather

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    1. Yes perhaps another 'oh silly mummy' moment.

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  6. It looks like a great place to explore, history and bluebells, what could be better?! Clearly falling in a ditch is not as important to your daughter, guessing that kids are used to getting wet feet anyway! Hope you had another lovely week and apologies for taking so long to comment this week. Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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    1. It truly was a magical place and we look forward to returning with our French side of the family.

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