1. Put on your wellies and walking boots – it is still a bit muddy in the woods. The woods in winter are different but still beautiful and full of interest. Find the Christmas Trail, there are signs to help you and a map is available from dispensers by the cafe and downloadable below. There are suggested routes for you to explore. The Google Earth map shows the drier routes
    The Lake has many birds to see – if you are really lucky you might spot the Kingfishers. Watch for cormorants, the herons and the egret. You will probably hear the parakeets before you see them with their bright green feathers. As it is Christmas look for the robins, there are plenty about.

3. Find the Fairy doors – between the aqueduct and Ranger’s Monument. New ones keep appearing.

4. Explore the Old Course of the New River in Whitewebbs (and beyond). An abandoned loop of the New River crosses the Golf Course, passes through the woodland and by way of the aqueduct follows the 100 foot contour line to Beggars Hollow and thence to Gough Park. Following the route makes for a good walk and will be of interest to those with an eye for industrial archaeology, history and an amazing piece of engineering.

The aqueduct
Dried out course of the New River

5. Whitewebbs treasure hunt – the prize is a wonderful walk through our beautiful park.

More activities are being developed. If you have ideas contact us but be prepared to help with their production.