An Impromptu Afternoon Walk

19 June 2012

It's not often that Hubby suggests days out. So when he does I'm a bit sceptical that it's going to be crap! I know I shouldn't think that, but it's usually me who plans days out and he just goes along with what I decide. Well this time he couldn't have suggested a better way to spend Fathers' Day afternoon.

We spent the afternoon walking along the Spen Valley Greenway which is part of the National Cycle Network. It's seven miles of disused railway line that has been resurfaced for bikes and walking {also great for prams} and goes from Dewsbury to Oakenshaw near Bradford.

We walked about 2.5 miles of it, from Liversedge to Cleckheaton {and back again}. It took us through lovely fields, a wildlife reserve and through an old railway tunnel. We also passed some sculptures by Sally Matthews... the flock of Swaledale Sheep constructed from recycled industrial scrap, which the Darlings loved. We found a playground along the way too, which also went down really well with them.

Here are some pics of the afternoon...




To top it off, we found a pub nearby and had a lovely Fathers Day tea.

What did you get up to on Fathers day?
Have you ever had a day out that's been better than you expected?

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place for kids to have lots of fun and adventures. Nice that you all got to spend some quality family time together too :) xxx

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    1. Yes it was an undiscovered gem! I'm sure we;ll be spending a lot of time on walks there now. We're going to get new bikes for the children asap so they can ride them there too xx

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  2. How lovely! We stayed in and had a massive roast dinner. Probably would have been more appropriate if we'd walked a couple of miles first like you!

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    1. Ooh yummy! You can't beat a roast dinner. The walking certainly gave us an appetite for our pub dinner :) xx

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  3. That's at my neck of the wood! We live right on the green way, but at the Oakenshaw end. I know those sheep very well!

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    1. Lucky you! It's so lovely round there. Hopefully we'll be able to walk all of the Greenway (in stages!) over the summer :)

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  4. What a lovely walk!!!

    Our fathers day was Church, a buffet dinner and family time.

    I'm popin' in with the Happiness is... Hop

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  5. Hi Pamela, thanks for folling me, I'm following you back! Your fathers day sounds lovely too xx

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