I’m lucky to live quite close to the charming historical town of Arundel.
It has a close place to my heart as my grandparents live there, and my Grandmother’s family have lived in Arundel and in the surrounding area for quite some time.
I spent a large portion of my childhood in this town.
A childhood filled with playing in the parks, exploring the Wildfowl & Wetlands trust, clambering up hills and climbing trees at Swanbourne Lake.
Arundel has much to offer, but one of my favourite things to do in the summer is go for long walks there.
The town square is full of buildings that have stood the test of time, sitting against the backdrop of the castle and blue skies.
I usually go for a long wander around the surrounding fields, woods and streams near the lake, allowing myself to get lost and meander in the afternoon heat.
I love to walk around the lake in the summer as it always reminds me of childhood, and while I have no interest in getting muddy and climbing up big old trees anymore, it still brings me happiness.
The castle has a tendency to look magnificent at any time of day…
People are in the summer spirit and bringing out their Sunday cars
In Arundel town they often have markets at the weekend
We collected fresh produce…
Plump donut peaches, heirloom tomatoes and fragrant herbs.
Wandering passed quaint little cottages and gorgeous gardens
Then stopped for lunch by the river, sitting in a pub garden, enjoying quintessentially English –
Fish & Chips with mushy peas.
Before heading home and having a light dinner of heirloom tomatoes, quinoa, basil & mozarella salad.
Simple sunny days always bring me joy. If you’re looking for a lovely place to go for sunny afternoon walks once the weather warms up, then this is a place to put on your list.