|The Gruffalo said 'No Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood!|
|Star said this could be a home for fox|
|A Rabbit hole, or maybe a home for a big bad mouse?|
It is a lovely walk up the hill, although it's very steep in parts. When I used to visit as a child we used to find the steepest parts to climb up, often scrambling to find tree roots to pull ourselves up on. At the top of one very steep hill there was a frog pond but sadly it's not there any longer and the steepest hills are fenced off because they are dangerous.
|up up up the hill!|
|Stop, and pose! Are we nearly there yet?|
|Up up up some more!|
At the top of the hill, after all our walking we are greeted with lots of green, an amazing view and, of course, Windy Castle.
This is Beacon Hill, one of the hills at the Lickey Hills Nature Park. The fort (windy castle) was built to house a Toposcope which shows the distance of notable places that can be viewed from the area. You really can see for miles up here.
|At last, the top of the hill and windy castle|
|Can you see me mummy, I'm the Queen of the castle|
|This place was built to hold the toposcope which can be just seen in bottom right photo|
|Lots of fun|
|Hello Birmingham, some views from the toposcope|
|Perfect time for a picnic|