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Children enjoying the woodland play area

The ranger team share their top tips for exploring the Skyline each month.

This month I would like to point out a very special area of the Skyline which attracts families who want to play and explore in a beautiful woodland setting. Our Woodland Play Area is a firm favourite at the weekends and during school holidays – it’s a nice cool shady haven when the sun is beating down in the fields.

There is a swing, seesaw, den building area and other wooden play equipment. Last summer we added a set of stepping stones, which guide children across huge limestone slabs, around a big tree stump, and along a long chestnut tree trunk. Imaginations can run wild as children hop from stone to stone, avoiding touching the mud below to reach the safe island in the middle. This is an area to explore and create your own make-believe stories in this exciting natural space.