Childhood In Laughton Forest

As a child, I frequently visited Laughton Forest with some family friends to walk their dog. It was such a beautiful and diverse environment, with thick wooded areas, sand dunes and even a lake or two.

We used to go for long walks following the many designated tracks and have picnics half way round. There was even a man-made tire swing in the car park area which I remember using a lot, only for it to disappear for long periods (presumably broken) and then re-appear as someone made another.

However now a lot of the area has became privatised, so walkers have very limited access to the forest compared to when I was a young child. So now Laughton Forest remains a memory of my childhood, but a fond one at that.

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