Description and Walk
This is a Victorian park, created in 1888 with paths going around it and through it. Even after prolonged rain you probably don’t need boots for this.
The park has a pavilion, a bandstand, sports changing rooms (shuttered and boarded), and a small lake all from that period. In addition, if you follow the path upwards and out on the east side of the park it leads into Foster Hill Road Cemetery which is immediately behind the park. You can see a bit of the cemetery if you watch our video.
The cemetery is well tended and dates from 1855. Although a few of the headstones have fallen or are heavily tilted, it still makes for an interesting walk in itself. The cemetery has volunteers who help maintain it and its own ‘friends of’ website.
You can exit the cemetery through the red-brick gatehouse and re-enter the park to continue your park visit from the Foster Hill Road side. The video shows this more clearly.
See our short video at the bottom of this page.