New Years Day walks seem to be the tradition for pretty much everyone in the UK (is this a global thing?), so we decided to hit up the wonderful Horsell Common which is just 10 minutes down the road from our current flat!
Ages ago, I mentioned that I wanted to focus more on the amazing places, spaces and faces close to me, as I think we can all get FOMO at the great holidays people seem to be having all the time. Well, I failed massively last year because we decided to start buying a house instead and all of a sudden there was no money left. I’m going to try again this year – after we’ve completed on the house, though.
I bloody love a good forest
Anyone else have a never ending love for trees? The trees at Horsell Common are AMAZING! I love that these birch (?) trees are beautiful and serene in some shots, and absolutely terrifying and creepy in others. I definitely wouldn’t want to get lost in these woods at night!
The other absolute bonus of the Common is that it is dog spotting heaven! We must’ve seen 40+ dogs in an hour – I’ll make sure to get some good quality heckin’ woofers next time we head there.
Horsell Common fun fact!
The beach area in the previous photo is the setting that H. G. Wells set the opening to War of the Worlds. Aptly named “The Sandpit”, it’s super cool to be in an area that’s famed for a bookish connection! I did walk around for a while thinking they filmed the film there so good job I only spouted that fake news to my boyfriend!
Imagine if it snows
I bet this place looks magical when it snows! The crunching of the top layer and then walking onto spots where the snow couldn’t reach because of the foliage – that is my happy place.
And I bet it smells amazing in spring and summer when the flowers and leaves are in bloom! The colours will probably be a bit more vibrant in the ferns!
Someone could’ve been more impressed with the scenery… I jest, he was actually on his Insta Stories!
We’ll definitely be heading back – we walked for over an hour and hardly covered a fraction of the grounds. Plus, there are links that take you into a village which should have some tasty treats and cute sights!
So, Horsell Common is a winner and hopefully I’ve inspired you to do some investigating in your local area! Make sure to follow and tag me in your blogs, Twitter or Instagram posts so I know you’re up to good stuff!