Sunday, 15 August 2021

Woodland Valley - Rothwell


The new Woodland Valley housing estate is starting to take shape and the other day the new Welcome to Rothwell signs went up!
















Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Northamptonshire Country Police House, Desborough



Whilst out on a walk I came across this Hidden Treasure - the old Police house in Desborough. I wonder what other Hidden Treasures I am going to see on my walks around Desborough?...


Monday, 19 July 2021

Desborough Millennium Green

Situated down a path by the side of the St Giles church, the Desborough Millennium Green is one over over 250 such places around the country.  Indirectly funded by the National Lottery, they were created for local people, by local people and when completed were handed over to a locally run trust in perpetuity.

It's a tranquil place to visit and (before Covid19 came along) all sorts of different family fun days have been held here.



There are plenty of benches to sit down on and enjoy the peace and quiet, although I'm sad to say most are well past their finest hour and are in need of a bit of TLC.


Sunday, 18 July 2021

Desborough Pocket Park


Look what I discovered today!  I had no idea how big this Pocket Park would be, it was a lot bigger than other Pocket Parks that I've been to so it was a nice surprise to find seating areas, park benches, litter bins and even a couple of large ponds - one of which appears to have 2 dipping platforms!

The only thing I didn't like was that one of the ponds was completely invisible and the only reason I knew it was there was because I could hear the gentle trickle of the stream flowing in to it and on a busy/noisy day I suspect you may not hear the rippling water so you may end up wandering in to what you think is land but is most definitely not.


Does this look like a pond to you or a continuation of the surrounding grass and would a child or pet dog accidentally run in to it?  Other than the tiny warning sign in the middle (that you may not see until it's too late) there is no barrier/fence around this deep water.

With some fantastic places to have a picnic, I will definitely be visiting this beauty spot again!







Sunday, 11 July 2021

Desborough Town Cross

Firstly, it's not a cross - it doesn't resemble a cross in any way, shape or form.  So why is it referred to as a cross?  No idea!  Where did it come from?  Not sure...

The Desborough Cross (locally known simply as 'The Cross') is reputedly from Harrington Hall and was possibly/probably 1 of 2 gate posts/pillars.




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