It's not far from our house to the park, about 150 metres to the top of the hill, there are two paths down, we chose the one furthest from town. This is the view that greeted us.
The path runs off to the left of the above picture, and we are soon at the bottom of the hill, we just have to walk around to the brick pillar, which is the park entrance.
A slow meander round the lake for us. It's half term holiday week, there are children in the playpark, which we can hear, but not see, and various other people are dog walking, bird watching or feeding the ducks - however the park is large and never feels crowded. There are still a couple of pleasure boats tied up on the island, which seem to have been taken over by gulls.
There is a putting green, although we don't often see it in use. It's very colourful at the moment.
Back along the other side of the lake, there is a heron sitting in the shade of the trees on the island, but he moves off as soon as I point the camera in his direction.
GM spots some steps, which dont actually lead anywhere now apart from up just so far and then stop, but we surmise that at one time they probably led up to the grounds of the old East End House.
We climb the steps anyway, and then walk across the grass back to the path where we first came in at the top of the hill. I love walking through fallen leaves, although these were a bit damp, not really dry and crisp enough to kick about.
A very pleasant way to pass the odd half hour on a late October afternoon.