Showing posts with label parks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parks. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Leisure Orienteering at Bruntwood Park in Cheadle

While having a walk round Bruntwood Park in Cheadle on New Year's Day we spotted this nice old sign for Leisure Orienteering at the park.

Sign for Leisure Orienteering at Bruntwood Park in Cheadle
The sign is at the Pitch & Putt kiosk in the park

It's one of the few remaining signs in the borough that carries the old council logo. We've seen others near the Stockport Pyramid, at Woodford Recreation Ground and on Adswood Road.

The logo for Stockport Leisure Services
The logo for Stockport Leisure Services

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Petanque at the Memorial Park in Marple

A look at the Petanque piste at Memorial Park in Marple, Stockport.


Petanque at Memorial Park in Marple

We found another Petanque piste while out on our daily walk on Friday. It's at Memorial Park in Marple, Stockport.

Petanque at Memorial Park in Marple
It's in a nice setting

Petanque at Memorial Park in Marple
We're looking forward to playing Petanque on the piste in the future. We haven't had a game in a while

Last month we saw a sign for a Boules area at Bramhall Park. But couldn't find any trace of the terrain itself.

We play for the Woodstock Petanque Club at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Eaton Park Crazy Golf in Norwich (May 2017)

A look at the Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich, Norfolk.


Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich (May 2017)

The 18-hole Crazy Golf course was the 432nd played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. The layout was the 734th visited overall and the 707th we'd been to in the UK.

Eaton Park Crazy Golf in Norwich (May 2017)
Holes 1-9

Eaton Park Crazy Golf in Norwich (May 2017)
Holes 10-18

It's one of my all-time favourite courses.

Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich (May 2017)




Visit the Eaton Park Crazy Golf course website for more information.

We've now been to 948 courses since September 2006.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Social Distancing Miniature Golf

Seeing social distancing miniature golf in Cheadle.


Seeing social distancing miniature golf at Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle

We saw social distancing measures in place at a miniature golf course in person for the first time today.

Social distancing miniature golf at Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
The additional rules of Pitch & Putt during the current 'new normal'

It was at Bruntwood Pitch & Putt in Bruntwood Park, Cheadle, Stockport.

Seeing social distancing miniature golf at Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
Spacing lines for queuing at the course

We were out on a bike ride for our daily exercise and cycled through the park.

Bruntwood Pitch & Putt course in Cheadle

Hole 1 of the Bruntwood Pitch & Putt course in Cheadle
The green of hole 1

The lady at the course said they'd had a good morning with players enjoying a game on the 18-hole layout.

Bruntwood Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
A view of one of the holes at Bruntwood Park's Pitch & Putt course

We saw a couple of pairs out on the course just after a downpour.

Bruntwood Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
You can just make out two golfers playing the course in the distance

There was clear signage and spacing marked out for queuing to the kiosk. There were also spaces marked out on the approach to the first tee.

Seeing social distancing miniature golf at Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
Social distancing signage at the entrance

Seeing social distancing miniature golf at Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
Spacing marked out on the approach to the first tee


Playing at Bruntwood Pitch & Putt


Bruntwood Park's Pitch & Putt was the 695th course we visited and 414th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We played there on Miniature Golf Day 2016.

Playing hole 1 at Bruntwood Pitch & Putt in Cheadle in 2016
Playing hole 1

Visit the Bruntwood Pitch & Putt website for more information.

Bruntwood Pitch & Putt in Cheadle

Bruntwood Pitch & Putt scorecard
I always keep my minigolf scorecards, but someone had discarded theirs elsewhere in the park. Sad to see

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Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport

Spotting a sign for Boulles (sic) in Stockport.


Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport

We visited Bramhall Park for the first time yesterday. Crazy really as it's more or less on our doorstep!

We've been to so many other parts of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport and surrounding areas since moving here in 2016 but have never got round to go going.

While there we saw a sign for a 'Boulles Court'.

Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport

It should be 'Boules' with one l. And it's a terrain or piste rather than 'Court'.

And really it should be called 'Petanque'.

Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport
We couldn't find the 'court' and we got a bit lost in the woods too

Petanque in Stockport


We play for the Woodstock Petanque Club at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport.

Bramall Hall


We're looking forward to visiting Bramall Hall when it reopens. In the meantime we'll spend some of our outdoor exercise time exploring the grounds during lockdown.

Bramall Hall at Bramhall Park in Bramhall, Stockport
Bramall Hall

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Monday, September 02, 2019

The Crazy Golf course in Church Stretton, Shropshire

A look at the Crazy Golf course in Church Stretton, Shropshire.


Last month we visited the 913th course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour when we swung by the Crazy Golf at the town park in Church Stretton, Shropshire.


Crazy Golf  in Church Stretton, Shropshire

Unfortunately the gates were locked so we couldn't have a game. A shame as it looked like a nice and interesting layout.


The course appeared to be a mixture of 'Eternit' miniature golf and 'Beton' concrete styles. They are types of course more commonly found in continental Europe.

Related blog posts:
Shropshire
- Church Stretton
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots

A look at the Ambiance Cafe Crazy Golf course at Riverside Park in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Thanks to our friend and minigolf rival Steve Gow for letting us know about the Crazy Golf course at the Ambiance Cafe in Riverside Park, St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow
Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow

The course has been there for a few years, but it was the first we'd heard about it.


It's mad how there are still so many undiscovered minigolf courses out there.

Check out the Ambiance Cafe website for more info.

Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow
Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow

Also have a look at the course's location on a satellite image for an interesting sight!

It'll be nice to visit the park as there's a miniature railway there too.

Riverside Park's miniature railway. Photo by Steve Gow
Riverside Park's miniature railway. Photo by Steve Gow

Buxton Miniature Railway

A visit to the Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton.


Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
This way to the Miniature Railway

On our recent trip to Buxton we had a nice wander around the Pavilion Gardens. We didn't have any luck in finding the Crazy Golf and Putting courses we had heard were there, but we did find a miniature railway.


Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The platform

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The line to the storage tunnel

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
Some carriages

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The engine under cover

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The miniature train

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The lines out of the tunnel

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The track runs over the bridge

We've found quite a few miniature railways on our travels. There are a lot up here in the north west, including three in Stockport borough.

Related blog posts:
Miniature Railways

Link:
- Miniature Train at Pavilion Gardens

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Petanque and a Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

A look at the Miniature Railway and Petanque Club at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield.


Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

Earlier this summer we had a nice day out in Huddersfield. While driving home we saw a sign for the petanque club at the town's Greenhead Park so stopped for a look.


Huddersfield Petanque Club
We enjoy a game of petanque and the Huddersfield Petanque Club has one of the nicest venues we've ever seen

When we parked up we also saw there was a miniature railway. A double-hit for two of our interests.


Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

Since we moved up to the North West we've found quite a few miniature railways. There are three in Stockport borough itself!

Miniature Railway at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield
I would've had a long wait until the next service

Related blog posts:
Miniature Railways
- Huddersfield
- Petanque

Links:
- Greenhead Park Miniature Railway
- Huddersfield Petanque Club

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

A visit to the Miniature Railway at Thompson Park in Burnley.


Last month we visited Burnley for the first time. While there we found a Putting course at Queens Park and a superb miniature railway at Thompson Park.


Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

It's always a bonus to find a miniature railway on our travels and we really weren't expecting to find or ride one on our day out in Burnley.


Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park is a lovely spot and well worth a visit.

Thompson Park in Burnley

Thompson Park in Burnley

Thompson Park in Burnley

We've always enjoyed miniature railways and since we moved up to Greater Manchester we've found quite a few more while out and about exploring our new local area. There are three miniature railways in Stockport borough! Interestingly some of the engines at Thompson Park were formerly in operation at the Brookside Miniature Railway in Stockport.

Thompson Park Miniature Railway in Burnley

Related blog posts:
Miniature Railways
- Burnley

Link:
- Thompson Park Railway