With the bank holiday weekend now here, we’ve picked out the four top things to check out on the Greenway over the weekend (weather dependent, of course!).
Pick Apples at Manor Wood
In case you didn’t know, there is an orchard situated near Manor Wood Car Park and picnic facility. Old, historic apple varieties were planted by children from Lordship School and there is an information board telling the whole story.
If you want some apples to go with your blackberries then head down over the summer and pick some of the apples to eat or even cook with. There are even picnic tables or the meadow area if you want to stay longer for a picnic and then walk the Greenway afterwards too.
Take part in the big butterfly count at Radwell or Hillbrow or both over the summer hols.
Visit the wildflower meadow at Radwell or Hillbrow and spend an hour or two taking part in the big butterfly count. Download a free poster to help identify the different sorts of butterfly and help with the national count by submitting your finds when you have finished.
There is also an app to download so you can record and submit your finds while you are still on site! Watch a video on the website to see how you can take part before you visit.
Visit Wymondley Wood
Visit Wymondley Wood and explore the variety of trails through the area. Stay and picnic next to the meadow and brook or take shade in the woods.
Play and enjoy the meadows at Radwell
Visit Radwell and enjoy the wildflower meadows nearby. There is a play area for older children and picnic area with benches and tables for the perfect picnic spot. Take a longer walk across the water meadows to Radwell where you can visit the ducks on the large pond there. The river runs along the edge of the meadow and if you follow the footpath you can complete the circular route and be back on the Greenway to walk back to the picnic area. (see map)
For more information on the Greenway, visit greenway.org.uk