Just recently I’ve noticed a real physical change in Mr D. He is four next week and is noticeably eating much much more food as well as being able to physically be active for much longer before tiring out. I am trying to make more of a conscious effort to get the children out and about much more – when I was in the latter stages of pregnancy it all felt too much effort some days to get out walking and of course with a new baby to attend to sometimes the day has escaped me by the time I feel ready and sorted to get out and about.
Last week the weather was one of those perfect autumnal days; bright clear skies and not too cold – perfect for a long walk. I decided we would head up to the Cenotaph at Werneth Low Country Park. It would be a decent enough walk to get the children to burn off some energy as being a safe enough space for them to run around and be children, with the added interest of being able to see across the City of Manchester.
We parked up in the car park and headed off up the hill to the cenotaph. Mr D and Miss E ran ahead and I carried Mr H in the ergo. The children loved being able to run into the longer grasses and took great delight in spotting the cow pat and rabbit droppings which led us to have a chat about which other animals we thought might live in the area and how we might spot them (and in turn led to us talking about nocturnal animals).
The views from the Cenotaph are great and we were able to spot the reservoir, the blocks of flats near where the children play football and Ikea.
We had a good walk around and it was nice to see a reasonably steady stream of people there out walking or with dogs (and even nicer to see them make sure the dogs were on leads or held as the children and I walked by. Mr D was up for a longer walk down the woods but I wasn’t too sure where exactly they led to and knew that Miss E would soon be wanting to be carried so we had a good run around and then headed back to the car.
You can read more about Werneth Low Country Park here.
It’s well worth a trip out if you’re local and fancy a reasonable walk – there’s a lot of scope for a decent walk and we have spotted somewhere else the children want to head to – Scout Moor to walk up to the wind turbines so we might do that when Damian is next on leave.