A lifestyle & travel blog written by Lou Archell, a writer, photographer and mum-of-two. Littlegreenshed features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living.
Belonging to the National Trust on the outskirts of Bath lies the beautiful green space of Prior Park. Prior Park is quintessentially English with hidden follies, wild garlic covered woodlands and grand buildings. This gorgeous estate occupies a hidden valley with incredible views leading down into the centre of the City.
Armed with a packed lunch and a magnifying glass we embarked on a Spring discovery. We tramped through the wooded hills, stealing glimpses of the bridge and lake below. Stopping to discover Ants, Bumble Bees and daffodils.
At the lake we made boats from waxy leaves and sticks, launching them from the lake side only to see huge curious Carp submerge them in an instant.. annoying!
Lakeside you can find the best placed cafe ever. A small hut selling the usual tea, coffee and cake, with a small children’s den area to the side. But more importantly a chimnea with a roaring fire to warm your bones as you soaked in the atmosphere. Sitting there supping my tea I realised that the only sound around me was bird song and children having an adventure. Perfect.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.