This lovely walk, though the woods, along boardwalks over swampy bog, past lakes and wildlife hides, has plenty to fire the imagination of children, and it has the added benefit of birdspotting and saying hello to horses. What's more, there is a short stop at a pub with a lovely beer garden and playground, so what's not to like?
We start by making a short loop past Ivy South Hide and Ellingham Lake, before heading to Gossamer and Lapwing Hides. Then it's down between Ivy Lake and Rockford Lake, past the sailing club to our pub stop at the Alice Lisle. Then a short hop back along Dockens Water.
The walk is about 4km long and will take 2.5 - 3 hours. Dogs are not allowed I'm afraid. The paths are quite uneven so pushchairs will struggle, but rugged off-road type buggies would cope.
As usual, £2 per family please to defray expenses. Look out for our "Little Legs" map case at the Education Centre and our normal smiley faces. I'll probably be wearing my Aussie broad-brimmed hat.