Saturday, 3 January 2015

Snow day sledging fun

snowy over Macclesfield As soon as the snow arrived we drove across the Cheshire county to higher ground at the edge of the Peak District at Tegg's Nose Country Park, a renowned sledging area for winter fun. It seemed so long since we last went sledging so it was exciting to feel the crunchy snow under our boots and watch LB's face as he swooshed down the hill with his dad. There's a nice visitor's centre by the car park and then a trail of about 15 minutes down the iciest path ever where we all took a tumble. However, it was worth it as the fields set aside for sledging are fantastic.sledging on Teggs Nose Sledging The surrounding landscape is beautiful under a snow covering and I perched against a huge snowman in the making, all prickled with grass and mud, put my rucksack on the floor and poured a nice cup of coffee from the flask. Meanwhile LB went up and down the hill on his sledge with a few landings in the snow and much laughter.Snowy_field sledging with dad Snowy_Teggs_Nose_wINTER It was lovely watching everybody have such fun. Plenty of photo taking, snowman building, hurtling down the hill on all kinds of sledges and even an igloo being constructed. I had not been to this area before and was astounded that all these years, such a beauty spot has been just there on the edge of Cheshire. Everytime it snows, we will be back from now on. Snowy_trees we_love_the_snow on a sledge sheep in the snow Tegg's Nose Country Park is on the edge of Cheshire at the entrance to the sprawling Peak District. The origin of the name is somewhat unknown although Tegg is thought to have perhaps been an early Norse settler in the area. The area has lots of history with evidence of activity here since the Bronze Age. The views stretch right across Macclesfield and beyond so it is perfect for scenic views. pretty_snow_scene  Winter_Landscape_Teggs_NoseAfter a while, at the top of the hill I could feel the temperature drop quickly. The clouds started to gather as the late winter's dusk that creeps in so soon after lunchtime caused a haziness to the hills and the sky took on a soft pink hue. Chattering of teeth called time to the sledging and we headed back to get warmed up in the car to carry on our little snow day trip to Buxton.....Teggs Nose Plaque
I hope we get some more snow days this winter. Even if it is just a light covering on the Cheshire Plains, you can be sure that up at Tegg's Nose sledging will be happening. It was fairly deep snow in the surrounding fields that the sheep huddled in and the picture was a quintessential English winter scene. A truly beautiful place to explore and a perfect snow day. Sunset_over_snow


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19 comments:

Vicki- elliebearbabi said...

What gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had lots of fun! We haven't had any snow here in northern ireland yet :( #countrykids

afra willmore said...

Lovely pictures - love the igloo - we haven't had any snow at all, possibly because I was efficient and bought new snow boots!

Jaime Oliver said...

What a really fantastic icy adventure! I havent been sledging in year! .. i must have ago next time it snows here!

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

This looks like a wonderful place to be able to go to and enjoy a day. I love the views that you've managed to capture, snow makes everywhere look so peaceful. It looks like the sort of place that would be beautiful even without the snow. It's great to see the smiles on LB's face. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

Little Steps said...

This is so lovely! We hardly get any snow down here in North Cornwall, especially by the coast. Little T hasn't seen snow yet. Anyway, wishing you and your family more blessings to come this year :) #countrykids.

Merlinda Little said...

Can I be honest that I just scanned the words in this posts! What I did was looked at the photos. Up and down and up and down. So stunning! Stunning place and amazing photos. Thanks for sharing this nice place and trip =) #countrykids

Debbie said...

Wow! What an awesome experience for your little one. I miss the snow so much from when we lived in Yorkshire- absolutely gorgeous photos.

LakesSingleMum said...

I am jealous we haven't had enough here to even throw a decent snow ball! Looks a perfect spot for family sledging fun. Bet you were glad of the flask!

Helen Rowlands said...

Such beautiful photos! I am totally jealous - I would love some snow, and so would my son who keeps asking to build a snowman in the style of Anna!

mummy M said...

Such beautiful photos, and I was lucky enough to watch your fun first hand... you were just above us on the hill. :-) It was our first time sledging, and I wish I had left our camera at home so I could have gone down with J more. Our #countrykids link up is about our day here too. x

Katie Bedlow said...

Ahhhhhh such perfect wintery photos, looks a whole lot of fun!! Sadly we haven't had a drop of the White stuff in the south east, YET! Keep on sledging! X

Victoria Welton said...

What a visually gorgeous post. It looks like you had a wonderful time in a beautiful setting. I love that last image #CountryKids

Happy Homebird said...

Thank you, hope you get some soon!

Happy Homebird said...

Thanks, yes it was a great igloo and isn't that just the way. I hope you get some snow soon to try those boots out in.

Happy Homebird said...

It is a very beautiful place. I'm looking forward to going back in the spring too.

Happy Homebird said...

Thank you. North Cornwall, how beautiful and we are off there on holiday after Easter :) Happy New Year to you.

Happy Homebird said...

Such good fun!

Happy Homebird said...

Love the winter for its snow days. I hope you get some snow and we get some more soon too for more sledging x

Happy Homebird said...

Thank you, hopefully it will snow again so we can go back.

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