This month’s theme from ‘Outdoor Bloggers’ is a topic that is very close to my heart. I firmly believe that the outdoors should be accessible for everyone, regardless of where you live. I’ve mentioned this before when exploring my local town and finding new places to visit. But this post is focusing even closer to home. This time I am looking just a mile from my front door. At first glance that might seem difficult, especially when your street looks like this:
Ok, so it’s not the most scenic. Sorry if I’ve shattered any illusions. I’m sure that you all thought that as an outdoor blogger I must live in a treehouse or in a shepherd’s hut halfway up a mountain. But it really isn’t all bad. In fact I would say that the vast majority of my outdoor time is spent within a mile of my house.
Just 300 metres from my front door is the biggest outdoor sports facility in Northamptonshire. Covering 118 acres, The Racecourse is easily my most visited outdoor spot. It boasts tennis courts, basketball courts, several play areas and it hosts the parkrun every Saturday. We take Finn here on his trike all the time. It’s not the most beautiful place, but parts of it really are quite scenic. Also, as it’s so big, even when there are lots of people around, you can always find a quiet spot.
Then just a mile from my house is one of my favourite places to while away a few hours. Abington Park draws visitors from far and wide due to its’ museum, historic church, cafe, bandstand and scenery. I’ve posted about it before, particularly in Autumn when the trees look stunning.
What can you find a mile from your front door?