On the first day of the Easter holidays we took a ride on a vintage steam train along the Bluebell Railway. Our chuffing, puffing train travelled through Sussex countryside while we enjoyed the budding sights of spring. We stopped to marvel at the impressive shiny splendour of Horsted Keynes station and if we'd been wearing petticoats I'm sure we would have waved them in the air at this point. Reaching the end of the line at Kingscote we embarked on a ramble through Minepit Wood and found a peaceful spot for a picnic in a grassy clearing at the top of a hill. With great views of fields and surrounding woods the only sounds came from chirping birds and the distant whistle of the train as it slowly chugged away through the Sussex Weald.
Our visit to the railway was too early in the season for us to see this year's bluebells so we plan to return in May.