A Walk Around Warrender Park
It’s truism that we often don’t see what’s right in front of us. With the wind howling all around and the nights closing in, the plot isn’t the most pleasant of prospects, it would take only a little persuasion to hibernate until the beginning of March. That, however, isn’t an option, I need the fresh air AND the exercise and so must don a scarf and brave the elements. Thinking about what is close at hand, Derek suggested Warrender Park which used to be part of the Highgrove Estate. This might sound very grand to those not familiar with the area but essentially it’s a municipal park much like thousands of others around the country, swings, a roundabout, joggers, dog walkers, children on bikes, you know the sort of thing.
So posh it might not be but very nice for a walk it is, with the added bonus of some crab apples and a medlar if you like to forage and a walnut tree if you can beat the squirrels. Perhaps knock some balls in the tennis courts or do a few bench presses at the outdoor gym.
Back to my original point, I’m ashamed to say that in fifteen years of living in the area I had never walked there, which for something that is less than a ten minute stroll away is terrible, or terribly lazy; take your pick.
In a bid to mend my ways I shall visit often from here on in.
The photographs shown here were taken at the end of October after the last bout of storms.
More about Hillingdon’s green spaces here.