A Springtime Walk in Abingdon

Monday, 7 April 2014

Mothers' Day weekend we went to Abingdon for the day to meet up with my parents and my sister, who lives there with her husband.

It was a perfect day to get outside and enjoy the weather so we set out to explore the town, following a route and clues on a treasure trail map, downloaded from the web.

And of course, it was the best excuse to get my camera out and capture springtime in this part of Oxfordshire...

Throwing Buns cafe ~ we looped back to here and finished our walk with a drink
Abingdon County Hall is renowned for the bun throwing, which takes place to mark special events, such as the Royal Wedding in 2011. Councillors climb to the top of the building and throw around 4,000 currant buns into the crowds below.

Some good vintage-spotting to be had in the town. I hadn't seen one of these old pub signs for ages. Reminds me of home...

Abingdon is on the Thames...

And she was putting on a great springtime show for us!

Check out the sunlight dancing on the water here...

We made it round the entire route and managed to work out where the treasure was hidden ~ a fun way to explore a town and learn something about its history.

For information on similar treasure trails around the country, click here.

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