Five keen walkers started from Little Budworth Country Park car park on approx 2-mile circular walk following the Woodpecker waymarked Heathland Trail through the woods. We began our walk from the corner of the car park passing on the right a carved tree stump. Overhead we could hear the bird song, wildflowers of various shades of blue, yellow, white and pink adorned the edges of the pathways. After a gate we passed two driveways keeping our eye on the trail passing the edge of a pond with some lovely yellow irises standing to attention.
A kind gentleman asked if we would like him to take our photo which we could not refuse. We then turned left and climbed steps, crossing an open area still following the woodpecker way marker till it meandered and eventually came to a minor road. Turning left we approached a T junction with Coach Road and crossing over joined the track on the other side which is used by walkers and horses so at times can become quite muddy. After a short distance we turned left at a sign post marked Smithy Lane then immediately left again onto a narrow path leading to an area of open land. Keeping to the right and following the trail through the woods and heathland eventually coming to a log carved into a dragon. Following the path around till it came parallel to the road leading to an opening which is across the Coach Road to the car park and the start of the walk.
One of the ladies had to get back to get ready to go on holiday next day so four of us went to Tarporley Garden Centre for a carvery lunch which we all thoroughly enjoyed after a lovely walk and good company.
THANKS TO ANN for all the work she puts in, organising every monthly outing.