18.2.08

A nice long chilly walk





As the sun was shining and the sky was blue we thought we'd take advantage and go out for a walk, little did I realise how cold it would be and how long the walk would be, about 6 miles and the car thermometer read a chilly -6. We wrapped up really well and got trudging.

We went to Sutton Park, this is the write up about the park

Sutton Park is Birmingham's largest park, covering 2,400 acres consisting of woodlands, heathlands and wetlands. The entire park was recently designated a National Nature Reserve by English Nature.

It is the home for a wide variety of wildlife, many species uncommon elsewhere in the West Midlands region. Visitors benefit from a true countryside experience, remarkably within 10 Km (6 miles) of the very heart of the City. The Visitor Centre contains displays and information related to the park.

The park is a remnant of an extensive forest that used to cover much of the Midlands. Sutton Park has retained many ancient features including prehistoric mounds and ruins as well as a Roman road making it of great interest to historical enthusiasts.

People use the park for a great variety of reasons: walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, jogging, kite flying, canoeing, sailing and orienteering are among the pastimes the park's annual 2 million visitors enjoy.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Deb, your photos are wonderful! It does you the world of good to get out and about in the fresh air, doesn't it! :)

LazyKay said...

Lovely pics - especially that second close up one.

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Sam Morris said...

You're as bad as me - impressed with a bit of frost lol! Lovely photos and what a beautiful place to go for a walk ;)