A walk in the park
Bitts Park is great for meeting up with friends – the paths are nice and wide for multiple prams, the playpark caters for a variety of ages, and the new(ish) box park Tribe is great for a coffee stop. You can extend your walk around The Sheepmount.
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Rickerby Park is one of those places you never tire of – it’s just such a great wide open space, and we love watching it change with the seasons. There’s now a regular coffee van at the Stoneyholme entrance too!
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The circular route around Hammonds Pond is less than a mile, so great if you just want a quick stretch of the legs. It has an amazing playground, so it’s a good option if you’re walking with older children too.
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Chances Park, the home of Carlisle Park Run, is another great option if you just want a quick bit of fresh air, but you don’t have time to walk too far. It has a good sized free car park and you have access to a cafe and toilets in Morton Manor.
More details https://thehikinghousehold.com/chances-park/
This is another great circular route (a 1.5 mile loop), which in one direction runs alongside the lush banks of the River Petteril. Lots of dogs and ducks (and sometimes a heron!) for little ones to look out for, and a small playpark if you fancy a pit stop.
More details https://thehikinghousehold.com/melbourne-park/