Saturday 16th January 2021
My boyfriend and I visited Shorne Country Park after our catastrophe of a walk at Bluebell Hill Picnic Site. I have been here quite a few times so I was a little reluctant to go there again however, because we tried out a new place that didn’t work out we thought, why not stick to what we know right?
Shorne Country Park is a great place to go come rain or shine because it is basically all path. There are the odd few bits that are muddy but if you don’t fancy taking that route, there are lots more to choose from! We got to the park around 3:45, we found out that the park shuts at 4:30 (probably because that’s when it starts getting dark now) so we rushed a little but it was still lovely!
The car park is pretty big and you have to pay for parking. We paid £3.10 and that covered us up until midnight, which we obviously didn’t take FULL advantage of. I did think the parking was a little bit expensive as we were only going for a walk, but I didn’t mind because it got us out of the house for a while.
Usually, before Covid ruined all things fun, there are lots of different trim-trail/exercise type equipment that are placed around the tracks that you walk on. This is pretty cool because it encourages you to exercise a little while you’re on your walk! There is a lovely pond that you can go fishing in and beautiful scenery the whole way round. I was a bit disappointed because the café was shut and I really fancied a nice hot drink but because of the guidelines, I understood why.
Overall, it was a lovely walk. It was so nice to get out and see the autumn/winter scenery and walk along the various routes. If you haven’t been there before, I would definitely recommend it!
Please ensure that you are following government guidelines. Therefore, if this walk is out of your area, it is not advised that you travel there during the National Lockdown.
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