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Campus Exploration...

Hey everyone

My uni bestie K and I realised that even though we really don't get to see each other that much this semester so we decided to dedicate Friday (our only day that we are actually in uni together for more than one hour!) as our day off work and plan to fill it with quality catch-up time!

This week we decided to go explore our campus a bit more (our campus is one of the largest in the country because it's all on one site and not spread across a city so despite the fact that we're now in our third year there's still plenty of places that we have yet to explore!) so that's what we did!

We fuelled up against the cold wind before our exploration by trying out the new 'Hot Spiced Apple' drink from the new Costa that opened on campus this year - it was really yummy, a nice refreshing change from my usual chocolate-y order of choice! Over our drinks we had a nice long chat about boys, our course, housemates, new scientific discoveries (I'm not kidding!) and everything in between :P

After our drinks had sadly run dry we started off our on little campus exploration adventure - we decided that we would once and for all find how to get to the bridge - a little bit of back story; K and I have been spending our free periods on campus wandering around the woods/grounds since first year and we've always walked under this bridge but could never find a way to get on to the bridge itself - we finally found a way! All thanks to K going on a macabre tour of the campus and seeing some steps when she was supposed to be touring the burial cave thing of the horse that belonged to the daughter of the family that lived in the Hall on campus!

I was so excited to have found a way onto the bridge - all though the view isn't too much to write home about, I feel like we accomplished something and can now cross it off my uni bucket list! :P

After the bridge escapade we wandered off into the woods (yes, our campus has its own Hall and woods #lucky) to try and find our next site of interest - the amphitheatre.

My campus exploration attire of choice, if you were wondering, was: jeans, cream jumper, Barber jacket & Joules wellibobs (which were an absolute life-saver when we were traipsing through the sludgy leaves! K definitely regretted wearing her converse by the end of it!)

Along the way to the amphitheatre I obviously had to snap some pictures of the beautiful scenery- we chose to go for our wander around mid-morning so the sunlight was really beautiful  peeking through the trees (and luckily the rain held off!)

Obligatory documentation snaps of us on our walk were obviously taken - K was excited when she realised that, by pure luck, we were going the right way (I still had my reservations and was convinced that we should have gone all Hansel and Gretel and left a trail of breadcrumbs - until K pointed out that the squirrels (our mascot #unipride) would probably have stolen them!)

We eventually made our way to this creepy, dark tunnel - I honestly thought that K had brought me here to meet my maker! 

I obviously made K go through first - leading the way with the flashlight on her iPhone - thank god for technology, eh? :P

And when we emerged we were greeted by this pretty awesome site - the secret site of legends, the amphitheatre! I was so happy to have found it! Another thing to tick of the bucket list for sure!

Apparently the amphitheatre is a listed site and was also known as The Temple - history says that it could have been a quarry, a children's theatre (how fancy!) or a site of pagan worship (oooh!) Either way, it's a pretty stunning site, don't you think?!

I especially love how the sunlight just bathed the whole walled area beautifully - it made it feel really special!

Plus the sunlight made the tunnel looked far less imposing from this way!

We said goodbye to the amphitheatre and left to get on with our trek back to civilisation - 

I honestly think that we have the most prettiest campus ever 
(I'm not biased at all :P)

I highly recommend taking some time out to explore your local area - you'll have so much fun and find some hidden gems that you didn't even knew existed!

aHm xoxo