Walton Toddler Walk - March 3rd

Posted 3/3/2019

Another day, another walk. DVWGs second walk at the weekend was at Walton Colliery Nature Park.

 

The nature park is new territory for our group, located just 3 miles outside the city centre. 

 

Apparently the park is managed for the benefit of its main inhabitants, the cuckoo and the non venomous grass snake, not to mention wildflowers such as Southern Marsh Orchids.

 

Today’s walk was a two miles circuit of the paths of the nature park for the benefit of DVWGs youngest walkers.

 

It was great to see the walk being supported by a cross section of our regular adult walkers, nine of which came along to support the five younger walkers who completed the walk comfortably before the rain closed in. Our adult walkers certainly enjoyed the steady stroll and a chat whilst our younger walkers did their own thing en route around the park.

 

Ian Starkey DVWGs treasurer walked for the first time this season and brought his daughter Ella along, who oversaw proceedings from the comfort of her pushchair.

It was also fantastic to see Paul Whitham walking with DVWG today, his first walk with the group since he sustained serious injury in a road accident in late 2018. 

Thank you to everybody who attended and well done to our younger walkers. 

Walton Colliery Nature Park is certainly a useful find for a starting point for slightly longer family walks.

The walk was rounded off with a quick drink for our party at the New Inn in Walton, which is well worth a visit too.