Days Out: Boxhill, Surrey {National Trust}

Last weekend, we took ourselves further a field, leaving Sussex completely, to explore Boxhill in Surrey. For Sharon, this is familiar ground as she grew up in Redhill, and went to school down the road in Dorking, but for me and T it was brand new. For most, Boxhill is another National Trust location, but for others they know it as the location for the cycling events during the 2012 Olympics – which explains the masses of cyclists we saw during our visit!

Even before you arrive at Boxhill you’re presented with stunning 180 degree views in one direction and thick woods in the other.

On went the wellies and parkas, which were needed as it so very cold being so high up. It was a pretty foggy day on the day we went, but it was dry so we were happy.

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Days Out: Petworth House, West Sussex {National Trust}

Last year, we managed to squeeze in one last National Trust visit for the year and decided to visit Petworth for the first time.

A little bit further than our usual locations, although still only 30-45 minutes away from Brighton, we arrived on a rather rainy day. But seeing as we’re no fair-weather parents, we put our wellies and parkas on and went exploring. You’d be surprised how lovely some locations can be; even in the winter. Plus! They’re often a lot quieter too!

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