There are more smooth-barked trees in this woods than our typical forests. Also we don't typically have as many...bluebells? I walked from my apartment in Bath to Dyrham wood along Cotswold way and I loved the bluebells. They were all over! I was amazed! Haha. Yeah I was trying to get to Dyrham Park and just didn't make it. Way too far. Heck my feet were absolutely killing me when I got back to bath. I was supposed to meet friends at an irish pub for our last quid night and I was like, an hour late. So worth it though...The views were gorgeous and I liked it a whole lot more than viewing the countryside from a train.
Yeah, oh my gosh those hills! I'm from Indiana in the US, and it is flat as heck here (well for 4/5 of the state at least, down by the Ohio river we've got some little mini-hills) and I was panting for breath not even halfway up the hills. I kept telling myself that it was okay going up because on the way back I'd be going down, but then like, 6 miles in I started going down again and I was like "NO! THIS IS BAD!" Haha. And I don't know if you've been to Bath, but the walk up to University of Bath goes up Bathwick hill and my legs absolutely HATED it. Haha. But yeah, it was gorgeous!
I just wish I'd made time for Northumberland as well. I tried to make a side trip out of Edinburgh when I visited there with my friends but couldn't get a bus tour on the days we were in Edinburgh. I don't know if having a car would have helped or not.
I might have been in the best shape of my life then.
haha yes I have been to Bath and it is certainly a good walk up that hill. Northumberland is gorgeous and from Edinburgh it will be about an hour in the car to travel there, if you ever get the chance it is well worth it