A walk in the (sculpture) park

Monday, 9 July 2012

On 27th June 2012, The Leicestershire District held a family walk. Fifty one Woodies - Woodchips, Elfins, Pioneers, Venturers, DFs and Kinsfolk - came on a two hour stroll through Watermead Country Park on the North East edge of the city.

Melissa organised it and Alice and Meg led it. It was a balmy evening and a good opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

We started off with a game of Rabbits or Robots in the car park. Then we set off as one big group, although people soon started to spread out as they found their own pace. Some of us wandered slowly and chatted while some of us really strode out.

We talked as we walked and from time to time we sang!





We had frequent pauses and close inspections of some of the sculptures that are dotted round the park.






One of these is the Lear sculpture (above), which some of us did a pretty good impression of...



The walk was a circular one, beginning and ending at a suitable watering hole where people refreshed themselves with beverages appropriate to their age group.

From David, Leiestershire District