A visit to Bingley

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On Saturday, the children and I, along with my Dad, took a short trip over the M62 to Bingley. It was all part of the #WalkWithWynsors outdoor event. The idea being that they want to encourage families to get out walking together, whatever the weather.

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I’ll admit that sometimes when the weather is less than impressive the last thing on my mind is getting wrapped up and heading out for a walk. However, the children love going out for ‘rainy walks’ and jumping around in puddles so I do try to indulge them. As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Although I’ll admit I was tempted to turn the car around as the snow and sleet came down as we made the short journey across the M62!

So with our wellies and various layers of clothes we joined some other bloggers and the lovely Cedric from Bingley Walkers are Welcome for a short stroll around the canal in the lovely town of Bingley.

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We met up outside Bingley train station and the children were very excited to be given a bag of bits from the Canal & River Trust complete with some ‘quack snacks’ – the perfect food for keeping the ducks healthy.

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Mr D and Miss E have been talking about their quack snack packs since getting home and I’m under strict instruction to refill them for our next walk. You can read more information here on making your own quack snack packs. Our little bags are safely stored away and will be filled this week I am sure for our next stroll.

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We set off and it was lovely to get out in the fresh air and to see all the children having great fun stomping and splashing in puddles. I think walking along the canals is always a great way to get a sense of an areas past and Cedric was able to explain lots of little bits and pieces about the history of the canal and the area, including the sorts of things that would have once been transported along the canal.

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After we had been for our walk we headed off to the Potting Shed to get a bite to eat – a treat for us as usually it’s a flask of coffee or hot chocolate and a sandwich before we head home.

I’ve resolved to get myself a new pair of wellies and to take the children out more often along our own canals here – we are lucky to be a very short walk away and we really don’t get out down there often enough as a family. So I think this Christmas Damian and I will be investing in wellies for those wintery walks along the canal. I can’t wait until Mr H is big enough to join in the fun too.

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To read more about the #WalkWithWynsors campaign as well as to see the fab wellies and other outdoor clothing they stock just pop along to their website. Mr D and Miss E love their new wellies and I am sure they’re going to see a lot of use over the coming weeks as I intend to keep my promise of more walks out and about – whatever the weather may be like.

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Fi Ni Neachtain
    22nd November 2016 / 08:27

    I think it’s great that you all get out and about, even in the rainy days. I must admit, when I see the dull, rainy weather I’m not inclined to want to go for a walk either but I know my eldest would love all the muddy puddles! 🙂

  2. 22nd November 2016 / 12:13

    I want to start doing this too in the next few weeks as soon as I can get my car. Sounds like a great walk regardless of the weather

  3. 22nd November 2016 / 12:48

    What a gorgeous day out! We love visiting places like these too…it’s what memories are made of!

  4. 22nd November 2016 / 18:09

    What a fab day you had! We love getting out and about regardless if its lashing down or not! It’s all about having fun 🙂 x

    • 22nd November 2016 / 19:39

      indeed it is – I’ve been out again today with the three of them (my youngest stayed at home for the bingley walk as only 5 months old) and we had great fun jumping in puddles 🙂

  5. 22nd November 2016 / 19:41

    That looks fab, pretty much on my doorstep too. We don’t walk in the rain nearly enough.

  6. Pauline
    22nd November 2016 / 21:38

    Looks like a really good family day out. It certainly knocked the children out!!

  7. 22nd November 2016 / 21:46

    Sounds like a lovely day. I must admit I’m terrible for staying in when the weather is bad but Harry loves getting out in it. Love the quack snacks x

  8. 23rd November 2016 / 00:47

    It sounds like it was a good family day out. As much as we hate the run it can be quite fun seeing the kids jump in puddles.

  9. 23rd November 2016 / 07:50

    Fab post. I wish we could do some more walking but the weather is horrid at the moment.

  10. 23rd November 2016 / 09:21

    Looks lovely! We love the canal. I need to make sure we get out more again, we sort of stopped when T started school. X

  11. thingssarahloves
    23rd November 2016 / 12:10

    There’s nothing I enjoy more on these cold, crisp mornings that getting wrapped and going for a walk. I live near a river and it’s just beautiful to walk along.

  12. 24th November 2016 / 08:32

    What a great event idea! Anything that gets families out walking together is a winner in my books. Looks like a lovely place for a stroll too!

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