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13/10/2015

Forest adventure and Autumn Style

forest fashion


We have been making the most of the recent dry start to Autumn by getting outdoors as much as possible, even though the weather is clearly changing and the days have a certain bite in the air that reminds you winter will soon be here, it's been a really fantastic time to get out and connect with nature. Autumn has got to be one of the most visually inspiring seasons with some many changes in the forest as the floor slowly becomes covered in golden brown leaves, perfect for jumping in.


forest walk


Another reason why we love Autumn is it's time to celebrate being cosy, layering and switching up the wardrobe. In fact I would probably have to say this seasons shades of brown and orange and Aztec and Navaho patterns are my favourite as well as bit knits, natural fabrics and boots. John recently picked up this thick Ralph Lauren shirt on sale and paired it up with a Patagonia backpack and his Red Wing boots which are going into the 14th year of being worn - now thats longevity!


Red wing boots
forest hike


We have spent the past two weekends exploring the trails of Fforest Fawr around the Castle Coch area which is an ancient wood with lots to discover from an old Mine and the three bears Cave as well as a sculpture trail and various smaller paths that offshoot from the main trails. We first did the shorter circular walk, making dens a long the way and then the following weekend we went back and did a longer circular walk and ended up have coffee at a beautiful Forest Cafe before making our way back up to the castle.



Autumn trail


I love adventures that are relaxed and you just enjoy the walk and surroundings without thinking about the destination as we always give ourselves enough time to not have to rush or be anywhere. The longer circular walk to most of half a day and gave me the chance to put my new Sprayway jacket from Blacks to the test. It's lovely and warm especially in the fresh morning air and the furry hoody is a nice touch and will be handy on those cold winter days. Best of all it's water-proof making it perfect for British weather and perfectly combines practically and style together in a seamless way and I am sure I am going to get plenty of use out during these colder months.


Sprayway jacket

What have you and your family been up too lately? H ave you been celebrating the seasons change in a different way?

Thanks to spray way for sending the jacket for review

12 comments:

  1. This looks like a good way to spend the day. I like exploring the woods x

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  2. I love going for Autumn walks and seeing all the colours through the foresty areas. I really want to go explore Fforest Fawr now!
    girlavie.com x

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  3. I love autumn walks so much! I love when it's muddy and you can get the wellies out

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  4. Looks like such a beautiful area! We've been doing plenty of autumn walking too - a trip to the Chew Valley just outside Bristol last weekend, followed by fish and chips by the lake! x

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  5. That looks seriously nice and cosy! Can I just say though I also love John's outfit too! Gorgeous family xx

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  6. Ah, this makes me want to go on a cosy walk right now! I need a good jacket like this for cold winter dog walks x

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  7. I love that jacket Laura! so much more stylish than normal outdoors wear x

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  8. I love the aztec patterns on Johna nd love how snuggly your coat looks! I really need a autumnal walk soon! x

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  9. that jacket looks perfect for a ramble in the woods, I kinda love John's Aztec jacket too! x

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  10. That shirt looks amazing! I'm jealous

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  11. What a lovely walk! And 14 years for the boots - pretty good going...

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  12. Your son is growing up so fast and looking very at home in the woods there. Autumn is such a lovely time to be out exploring and you have some lovely stylish clothes there for your walk. Thank you for joining me for Country Kids.

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