Our local pub is The Fox and Hounds. It's not the closest, but it is the nicest we've found so far. It's not too far to walk, we just go down through the park to the road and up the hill, it takes about 12 minutes. Sometimes though, particularly this time of the year when it's not muddy underfoot, its nice to come back a different, quieter, way which takes us through Smallbrook Meadows, a local wildlife reserve. This picture shows the park in the valley, with houses on the top of the hill on the other side - that's where we live.
Smallbrook Meadows lie to the East of the park, to the right of the above picture.
We go through the kissing gate and down into the valley (we dont kiss though, too old for all that nonsense!)
At the bottom of the hill we are quite close to the far end of the park on our left
and on our right, the River Were (from which Warminster gets its name) and the open area of the nature reserve.
The footpath takes us across the valley between the park and the Meadows
and when we get to the other side its uphill all the way home. We could go up the steps
but we prefer to walk up the slope.
Almost at the top now, and then we'll be home. Time for lunch.