Trip reports

Guided Walk - Prince of Wales Park, Bingley

Guided Walk - Prince of Wales Park, Bingley
Paul Barrett

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Nine of us gathered at the main entrance to the park on a bright spring morning, including two people involved in its restoration. There have been so many developments since our last visit, in November 2014, with paths cleared & properly surfaced, various artefacts uncovered & extensive sympathetic planting.
Initially we followed the main paths up to the top of the park, then cut back through the heathland & via the quarry, a flat open grassed area where games can be played & stalls set up for events.
Throughout the walk, we were accompanied by the sound of birdsong as the residents were pairing off and establishing territories. A jay greeted us as we entered the park and was regularly seen throughout the walk. The usual woodland birds were identified and we were treated to superb views of a treecreeper feeding.
It was interesting to hear more about the history of the park from Allan Mirfield, Chair of the Friends of the park & have things pointed out that we might have missed, such as several rough stones, in various locations, in the shape of "chairs", including a four-seater!