We are really fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country, but we don't always appreciate it as much as we should, so we are making it our mission to start visiting free or cheap local places once a week which will also be turned into a series of blog posts.
This week we went for a lovely Sunday walk in our own village, well it's actually about a mile and a half outside the village so a bit too far for T to walk there and back and along it! There's a little car park just by the bridge T is looking over above so we took T and his friend down there for a little walk.
The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system stretching for 137 miles with 166 locks so we have quite a few different walks along the canal which are really local to us (within 20 miles). Source: Wikipedia
There's not a great deal on this stretch of the canal except for beautiful views, the junction and marina, but K and I have seen kingfishers down here, slightly further up. The boys still found lots to entertain themselves.
Along this stretch of the canal, some of the things T likes to do are:
1. Make echo's under the bridges
2. Throw stones as far as you can into the water
3. Wave at people on boats
4. Feed the ducks
5. Look at the boats
6. See how many boats are in the dry dock
Of course I'm biased but if you do visit Northampton, a visit to the Grand Union canal is highly recommended from us!