Friday 10th September 2021

The Crescent, Salford M5 4WU

Littleton Road, Salford M7 2FX

I thought I’d try this ‘building my brand’ through blogging thing because I want to create a passive income. I know I have to be patient and keep at it, but I might as well give it a go. If you stop seeing blog posts from me all of a sudden, it’s because I’ve never been good at keeping a diary!

My name is Tallulah and I’m based in the Manchester area in the UK, so that’s where I hope a lot of my posts will be based. I plan to post at least once a month, but we’ll see how it goes.

I got an unexpected day off from work today, so I decided to go for a walk. I’ve been thinking recently how I want to go further a field in Britain to natural attractions and ancient sites, but I opted to stay local for now. I often go past Peel Park in Salford on the number 50 bus, and I’ve always been curious as to what it’s like. So I took that same bus and was pleasantly surprised! It has a flower garden, plenty of green space, and the river Irwell runs right by it. The park wasn’t too busy, since it wasn’t the weekend yet. The weather was good, a little overcast but I did get my sun cream out. Once I had walked through most of the park, I continued to follow the river Irwell.

I had been wondering about Kersal Wetlands… I had been to Kersal Moor in the past, and an acquaintance had recommended the wetlands to me as a place to visit. I was again pleasantly surprised when I realised it wasn’t too far from Peel Park! I checked on the OS maps app and headed over. I walked through a built up area for a bit, maybe about twenty minutes, but then I found the entrance to Kersal Wetlands.

 It was bigger and even quieter than Peel Park. It was nice to be alone and I even got the chance to pee behind a bush at one point! I circled the wetlands, then followed the river further into the park. There were lots of Himalayan balsam which I enjoyed. Eventually I came to a sign warning of hogweed plants in the area, (which are apparently dangerous), so I turned around and headed back. I retraced my steps on the same route I’d taken to get there.

Once I returned to Peel Park, I went to The Meadow, which I’d seen on OS maps. It was a nice walking area, but it took some time to cross the river and return to the bus stop. I also got distracted by a cat!

I mapped part of my route on OS Maps called ‘peele park’ (spelt wrong). It begins in Kersal Wetlands and ends at Adelphi foot bridge near The Meadow, and is marked as moderate. In total I walked roughly about 4 miles (6.4km).

Peel park
Kersal wetlands

Happy walking!