A month or so ago, we started going for a family walk on a Monday evening. Depending on work / school / whatever the number of participants can vary from two to eight or more. This week we were three.
The venue chosen was the RSPB reserve at Middleton Lakes (LINK). From the car park we followed the path through the trees before crossing the Birmingham Fazeley canal which we then walked alongside for about half a mile.
From the tow path we entered the reserve and decided to follow a route marked “Meadow Walk” looping around besides the River Tame. A bonfire across the river gave the view a misty look for a while until the smoke cleared.
I was lucky enough to spot a kingfisher shooting along the river as well as the more usual ducks, grebe and terns.
After the loop we were back at the canal so we back-tracked our way to the car park.
Only a little three miles but some quality time with some of the family.