Not a bad place to live really 🙌🏻🏃♀️🌝nice afternoon run to #hadleighcastle
My name's Chucky, wanna play??? Believe it or not there was actually a smile under this face of horror.
Constantly asking "are we there yet?" and moaning "my leg's hurt" yet 2 minutes later she's laughing and running uphill.
Doing a moonie just as the c2c train rattled past. Not the most responsible thing to teach your children but look at their faces.
#parenting #hadleighcastle #c2c
This is one of my favourite places to take the kids to let off some steam. They can climb the ruins and run around all with the most beautiful view. Its a top spot to picnic so bring a blanket, and a ball or a frisbee. Fun for all ages. The castle was built in 1215 by Hubert de Burgh and is now maintained by @englishheritage
Parking is payable in the Hadleigh Farm carpark, there are a couple of free parking spots on the way down to the ruins but its very tricky to turn the car around and the spots are very hard to come by.
Its a nice walk down to the castle ruins (about 12 minutes) along a stone path and the castle grounds are short cut grass, so a buggy can be taken up.
Open reasonable times during daylight hours
Parking Payable (free parking if you come super early or are willing to wait for a space)
Dogs on leads welcome
Perfect for picnics
No toilets up at the castle (closest toilet is in the Salvation Army cafe in the car park)
Ice cream truck is parked at the start of the walk to hadleigh castle on sunny days .
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