We are incredibly lucky to live in a beautiful part of the country. We live on the Hampshire/Berkshire/Surrey border and yes, it is very ‘towny’ but we have quite a few places nearby that are lovely and green or alternatively steeped in history.
One of the places I love to visit, but hadn’t been to in a while, is Virginia Water. It’s about twenty minutes from us and such a beautiful place. It surrounds a huge lake that was first dammed and flooded in 1753 creating the largest man-made body of water in the British Isles until the creation of the great reservoirs. The lake is surrounded by woodland and lovely green spaces as well having a 100-foot high Totem Pole which was a gift to HM The Queen from the government of British Columbia.
No matter how many times we visit Virginia Water we always see something new and find a different way to walk. It’s a haven for dog walkers, nature enthusiasts and photographers as well as families out for a weekend walk or bike ride. The visitors to Virginia Water are so diverse – people of all ages, all nationalities and all backgrounds. I love finding places where everyone is welcome, a place for everyone. Virginia Water is definitely that.
Hubby and I took LP and Little Man there for the first time recently and LP loved it. Puddles to splash in, a huge lake to look at, watching dogs swimming, ducks and swans to point at and a huge Totem Pole to stare at. LP also collected conkers in her coat pockets and clung to a treasured leaf all the way around our walk and in the car on the way home – LP loved it there.