Middleton Lakes, Tamworth, StaffordshireI love walking this area for its variety of habitats. From Middleton Hall’s formal gardens, you can go through shady woodland, over the canal, around the lakes and along the River Tame. There is loads of thoughtfully placed seating along the way. There aren’t any challenging contours and it’s mostly good paths, making it an easy-going walk. There are lots of inter-connecting paths, so you can walk circular routes of various distances.
You can sit in the shade of the woods, by a babbling brook and let the water carry your worries away. You can bask in full sun, under big skies, surrounded by green and recharge your chi. Towards the river, the ground gets boggy and you have to slow right down to notice all the little flowers hidden in the thick green carpet. And everywhere, bird song fills the air. It’s a great reminder: We are never alone. We are just one tiny part of a vast inter-connected eco-sytem.
Tempted? Go on, get yourself out in the green. See if it’s on your doorstep: Google Maps
As the Birmingham and Fazely Canal runs through the middle of this area, sometimes I’m blessed to call it home for a week or two. Making it one of my favorite walking meditation spaces, quite literally on my doorstep! See the photo album on our FB page.