A branch of the Liverpool and Leeds Canal, and Pennington Country Park are just 5 minutes walk from the house, across some fields at the bottom of our street. Its one of our favourite places to go and during the better weather we go there frequently. So off me and my daughter went, looking forward to that feeling of being in the countryside and away from traffic and the general noise of everyday life.
It didn't go to plan, the route we take from the house was virtually a no go area, unless you had wellington boots on, the ground was saturated and boggy. We did eventually make it to the canal path from another way but found the canal path was just as bad...so we couldn't make it to the park :(. We made the most of it though and walked along the canal going the opposite direction into town instead (this part has a proper path)...ok, we didn't get that feeling of isolation and being away from it all but the sun was shining , the buds are starting to appear on the trees and signs of Spring are definitely in the air.
|Looking towards Pennington Flash from the Canal|
|The Canal in town|
|Spring is in the air and ducks seem to be making most of it too|