We had a stroll back along the towpath to the tranquil water park as the afternoon turned out to be hot and sunny.
There were plenty of Canada Geese, Ducks, Coots, Moorhens and a gaggle on Grey Geese cruising around on the lake. A nice level tarmac path led all around the perimeter which was ideal for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles and we met quite a few families enjoying their afternoon walks/rides.
The water levels seemed to be much lower than usual as you can see on this little island. I could just visualise a nice little wooden chalet built on raised legs here to live in, with mooring for a rowing boat of course.
There were some nice wild smelly roses en route, but when we reached The Bridge Inn unfortunately they had closed for their afternoon siesta.
On our walk back we spotted some small Elephant droppings, but didn’t manage to get a glimpse of the little creatures themselves! But we did see this lovely Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly sunning itself on a Blackberry leaf. Back on Oakfield it was time for tea and some of Morrison’s bite-size flapjack and millionaires slices, naughty but very nice.