I feel like for the past couple of years I say it’s good to get out of the capital, be it London or Beijing.
But damn, it’s good to get out of the capital.
London living is fast paced and expensive and so trips abroad haven’t been so fruitful recently and so I have made a new resolution for myself. Explore the local area.
And this weekend I was joined by the lovely Emily from The Cosy Traveller on my big trip out of the city to Hitchin Lavender Farm.
Just catching the train out of the city felt like a break in itself. Leaving the big skyscrapers behind and getting out into the open.
It took us half an hour to reach Hitchin where we then had to catch a taxi to the lavender and sunflower fields. Once there we purchased our tickets and grabbed our paper bags ready to pick some lavender – the sunflowers were a bit too big!
When we turned up and saw the amount of people at the site, I was a bit concerned that we’d struggle to find our own plot of field but actually the fields went on much further than we thought.
I’m not going to lie, we did lots of poses. Yes some of them look like they belong in the Sound of Music but seriously, it was SO MUCH FUN.
There was a minor hitch where it rained for all of 30 seconds and we thought we were going to have to abandon everything for cake, but the sun came through for us.
Although, hey, we went for cake in the end anyway.
We visited Hitchin Lavender and Sunflower farm my taking a train from Kings Cross Station to Hitchin and then catching a taxi to the sunflower fields. A one way taxi costs around £7.60 each way.
Entry to the farm is £4.50 but you do get to pick an insane amount of lavender.