Silver Fish

The ideal choice for a walk after dropping Mr C off for a lunchtime ‘retirement do’ at the Golden Ball would have been around Ironbridge and Coalport.  The flooding caused by recent storms Franklin, Dudley and Eunice meant those locations were off limits. My choice of walk needed a lunch option…

I briefly considered Attingham Park as an option but the flooding there meant I would have to take a long way round to get back home after my walk. I decided the best option was to pick up lunch from M&S before a walk in Telford Town Park.

My first choice of car park was full, cars were queuing to enter. My Second choice of car park, the one I use on my rare visits the Town Centre was closed. I made my way to the cinema car park which I could see was empty only to find  when I arrived at the barrier there was a note to say ‘we can only accept cash, no credit cards’. I didn’t know how long I would be, so I wasn’t sure I would have enough cash, so I started to reverse as another car pulled up behind me. The lady behind me was puzzled, I could see that in her face, she didn’t reverse so I had to get out of the car and explain what the problem was.

Eventually I was able to park in the adjacent Council car park. WOW, it is cheap! I think that will be my first choice of car park for Telford Town Centre, lunch and Town Park walks in the future.

I purchased my lunch in M&S and made my way to the Town Park, thinking I would have lunch overlooking the pool before entering the park. As I arrived the wind whipped up, I had a perfect ‘Plan B’ that would be sheltered from the wind. I found that the gates to ‘Plan B’, the Maxell Gardens were shut. I walked the short distance to the Chelsea Gardens, through the gardens to the Pagoda in the Maxell gardens. By this time I had worked up an appetite and I was pleased to find my chosen seat was vacant. I enjoyed my lunch with a view of the fish statue. Whilst I was lunching there was a lovely interlude of a child splashing her hand so hard in the bird bath she almost drowned herself in water… she then came back for more :-)


Insect Hotel

New Growth

My walk took me along pathways I had not walked before, I got a little lost along the way. I felt slightly uncomfortable but I know all my local pathways lead to familiar ground in the end ;-)

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom


Stirchley Chimney

Diamond Jubilee

Fields in Trust


8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 24th 2022

8 Responses to “A Walk in the Park”

  1. Council car park is even cheaper in my little home town back in Malaysia.
    1/2 hour is only 60 Malaysian cents (approx 10p)! You can’t beat that. Ha!

  2. That looks a lovely park to walk round. Lovely photos.

  3. Ayush says:

    parking problems are universal, it appears. i enjoyed the flower shots, CP. an enjoyable post.

  4. lisl says:

    Your perseverance paid of, Cherie, with all these interesting pictures, and a new cheap car park to add to your useful knowledge

    • CherryPie says:

      It will be ‘Go To’ car park in the future. It was so cheap I had enough money in my purse to pay rather than needing the credit card option.

      I am glad you enjoyed my photos :-)