Rother Valley Family Walk and Picnic - 12th August

Posted 12/8/2018

Trust DVWG to schedule our summer family picnic on the first wet weekend for three months!  Sadly, this resulted in a very depleted turnout of six - four adults, two children, both kids belonging to the walk leaders!  In the absence of other families and the light but constant rain, there was little point in attempting a picnic. So it was the Rother Valley Family Walk and Picnic without the families. Or the picnic.

Rother Valley Park is a beautiful and extensive country park with a huge lake, and indeed our route today was simply a single lap of this, which comes in at three miles!  On the lake is a water assault course, waterskiing towed by an overhead cable system. sailing, fishing and a range of waterfowl. Off it are well-surfaced tracks, a cycle hire centre, cafe and playground.  Today, a charity fun-run was also taking place.  With so much going on, it was an entertaining affair - the kids taking particular delight in falling waterskiers - and the weather held off just enough to keep the walking pleasant.  One slightly sour note was that the pay and display parking has been replaced with a cabin at the entrance, charging a flat fee of £5 per vehicle to park, regardless of planned length of stay.

Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable outing for our small gang, so thank you to those who attended.