Now the kids are settled back in school I try to meet my mum and sister for one morning or afternoon during the school week. It’s nice to have a half “day off” working from home. It’s also good for us to have time to chat without being distracted by the kids. Sometimes we go out to eat or other times we go to the beach or for a walk. We can never go too far as we need to be home ready for the school run. Jo couldn’t make it this week so Mum and I decided to walk down Goose Pill Woods.
Visiting Goose Pill Woods, Pembrokeshire
We parked in the free spaces behind Milford Haven Tesco (the Sat Nav Postcode: SA73 3LD will get you close enough). You could also park at Milford Marina to extend your walk.
A Robin At GoosePpill Woods
Not far into Goose Pill Woods, we always see a robin. It’s very tame and likes to be fed- we almost always forget to bring food though – sorry Robin! I must remember to start bringing food out on our walks, especially now we’re into autumn and winter. We love feeding the birds at Westfield Pill, Neyland Marina too, and the birds in our garden, of course.
Until the summer, there was a family of swans here. Unfortunately, they had started to walk along the train track so the local swan rescue relocated them to somewhere they deemed a safer place. Of course, swans may choose to live here again one day.
We could hear the ducks but we couldn’t see them during this walk.
Goose Pill Farmhouse Ruins
We walked past the intriguing remains of the old farmhouse and buildings.
This postcard shows how this part of Goose Pill used to look years ago.
As I mentioned in my last post about Goose Pill, the ruins on this side of the path have only recently been uncovered. For years they were hidden under a blanket of green, completely forgotten about.
One local man, David Williams, has cleared most of the ruins and paths with the help of other volunteers (occasionally).
He’s done a great job, appreciated by many. He’s currently working on opening up a new (previously overgrown) pathway he’s discovered so that will be an interesting walk, once it’s opened up and safe to use.
It’s early autumn now, a blur of green and brown, this view will change so much during the next few weeks. This is such a pretty walk especially during spring when everything is in bloom, and during late autumn when the trees are bare and brown with pops of orange and red, and the ground is covered in crispy leaves.
Near the end of the walk, there is a pretty bridge, on private land. Often, we see the ducks swim under here.
Without the kids, stopping and playing, we found we got to the end of the walk more quickly than usual. This can be made into a circular walk but it does involve walking on the road so we prefer to walk back the same way.
There is a pub, The Priory Inn, in case you need refreshments. Next time, we’ll bring a flask to stop and enjoy along our walk next time- especially as the weather gets colder.
I wasn’t planning to blog this walk, so I didn’t take many photos. There are still lots of days out I need to blog, but they’ll be more time-consuming as I’ve taken too many photos! Seeing these photos from our day out reminds me that I need to start using my camera and a good lens again soon. I’m just using my phone at the moment.
I also need to take a photo of my Mum and me together during our next walk!
It’s a lovely walk. I always find it relaxing walking along next to the water.
Where have you walked this week?