A couple of months ago, we were really excited to see a post on Facebook about a new mud trail that was opening up close to Corfe Castle.
We decided to visit the Mud Trail during the Easter holiday and chose one of the rare days that it wasn’t raining.
Entry to the Mud Trail is fairly reasonable – £8 per adult and £7 for children 6 and above. The trail is around 3km long with approximately 30 different obstacles to climb, balance on, swing from or step across.
I can honestly say that it was one of the best days out we’ve ever had. Luckily, TJ has no problem at all getting covered in mud and even though he’s still fairly young, he was able to tackle just about every obstacle on the course.
I think TJ’s favourite part was the rope swing. He loved swinging across, falling in and trying again.
All in all, it took us about 2 hours to complete the course by which time, we were getting a little chilly (hence TJ’s slightly less than thrilled expression in this photo!)
At the end of the course are two showers and a couple of hose pipes to help you clean off a little before getting changed. This was probably the trickiest part of the whole day and I would advise wearing swimming trunks/costume under clothes that you don’t mind throwing away to make this easier. Take a couple of black sacks too and a towel that isn’t white!!
The Mud Trail has a small hut from which they serve hot and cold drinks, ice creams, burgers and bacon sandwiches. They have numerous picnic benches where you can enjoy a bite to eat overlooking the beautiful Corfe Castle.
We had an amazing time at the Dorset Mud Trail and can’t wait to go again in the summer when, hopefully, the weather warms up a little.
One thing we did learn however, is that it isn’t a good idea to take a DSLR camera around with you……whoops! (Thank goodness for insurance!)