By: Blonde One
Copyright Ordnance Survey 2017
If you don’t travel far from home it also allows you to find areas on your doorstep that you might never have explored before. I visited one such green space close to home recently. As you can see from the screenshot Baker’s Park is very close to an urban area but it is well worth a visit. If you live close to here I would recommend a visit. There’s a children’s play park, tennis courts, trees, the River Lemon and plenty of space to run around or relax. There’s also Bradley Manor, a medieval manor house now owned by the National Trust and also worth a visit. In the woods themselves there’s plenty of intrigue and mystery from the stories surrounding ‘Puritan’s Pit’ to the ghost of the night time galloping horse.
This walk took just under 2 hours from door to door and was as good as any walk that I might have had in a new area. It’s beneficial in so many ways to enjoy your local area. Unfortunately it seems that lots of areas near to where I live are under threat from developers so it’s even more important to enjoy them while I can and before they are turned into a sprawling housing estate!