Sutton Park was my local park as a child, but like most visitors I don’t think we ventured too far in, or far off the main paths and roads.
Today Nigel led the walk, and as he’s used to exploring the whole of the park and not just the main walkways, he took us his own “5 pools” walk. We learned a bit about the history of the park, and discovered areas that most people don’t know exist.
We started off by the Park House pub/restaurant, and looped round the park until 5 miles later, we ended up back there.
The first pool we walked past.
2nd pool (yes I know, most lakes and pools look the same!)
Sutton Park has the remains of practice trenches, which were used for military training. It was difficult to get a photo at this time of year that showed the trenches themselves clearly.
Sutton Park also had its own wells.
The next pool, and the obligatory “Watch It Wilkes” photograph – those bushes were really spiky 😉
The fourth pool
Keepers Pool, the fifth and final one.
The weather could have been better: it was cloudy and dull throughout, and due to recent rain some parts were a bit squelchy and muddy, but all in all an enjoyable walk.