I had anticipated nothing more than a quiet walk around Lever park and possibly a stroll along the terraced gardens and, if I was feeling more energetic, a climb up to Rivington Pike to take in the view. Nothing more distracting than that.
I reached the ruined remains of the replicated 13th century castle and stumbled on a photography shoot – I could tell the photographer was a professional as he had an umbrella and it wasn’t even raining.
A perfect setting for a bit of cosplay.
There were plenty of other folk either just out for a walk or exercising their dogs. We passed a few runners and mountain bikers as we made our way to the café, but before we got there I was distracted by something whizzing above my head.
Look up – in the tree tops a group of people about to leap off down a zip-wire.
Go Ape – is now firmly established it seems wherever there is a bit of woodland.
The Great House Barn Tea Room is very popular, though dogs are not welcome inside, they were happy to take an order and serve us outside. I can recommend the quiche and salad – though next time I’m going to try out their pie and mash. The coffee tasted good too. This place is very popular with bikers and chaffinches.
Past the ruined gardens
Where you can take a dip, if you are so inclined.
Play Hide and Seek –
Where’s Max? Can you find him? He’s in there somewhere.
Taking in the view.
More than just a stroll in the park.