Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Exploring Berwick || Castle Vale Park


Castle Vale Park is a beautiful area that lies to the right of our Railway Station upon entry to the town, named so due to its close proximity to the remaining castle ruins 'below' the station which is actually where the great hall once stood.

Recently, within the past 2 years or so, renovation works have been completed on Castle Vale Park as well as Coronation Park, restoring them to the serene, nature filled seating areas that were first opened to the public in the 30s.






You see the frost in the ground and the frozen over lily pond? Yep, these photos were taken all the way back in December 2014. Even then with the winter elements, with sun beating down it was a fabulous place to walk with Baker and Claire, then to sit and take in the world around us.
I can imagine it being a different place come the summer though, when the holiday makers flock to our popular little seaside town; kids playing chase around the pond, couples sitting eating fish and chips on the benches and the lots of glorious sunshine reflecting off the river.

There is no rich history here, apart from the obvious close location to the Walls and Castle, however the views are what put a spell on you here - another must visit place in my magical town.






This last photo was taken this side of Christmas and shows one of the stairways down to the riverside walk from Castle Vale Park. We walk to the left when leaving the stairs and cross the smallest bridge, known as the 'old' bridge and we are home. I know. Very lucky are we to live in such stunning surroundings.
Show me your home town!!




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  1. Looks so beautiful! I love the one of Baker on the steps he looks like he could be a statue!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah we posed him there with that in mind haha. Not exactly a lion but a cute statue none the less ;)

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  2. Gorgeous pictures! This looks like such a nice place to visit. :)
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    1. Thank you :) The town is very popular with holiday makers, so it gets a lot of visitors.

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  3. The photo of the frost on those leaves is beautiful! I love how sunny it looks even in the depths of wintertime. Such a lovely post! - Tasha

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    1. Thanks Tasha! It was such a perfect winter day!!

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  4. The photograph of Baker on the pillar made me laugh - he looks like an adorable, little statue sitting like that!

    What a beautiful place to live beside. I'm always jealous of the railway bridge (strange thing to be jealous of, I know!) when I see it on your blog and on Twitter - it's just so picturesque running across the water.

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    1. haha Yeah when I saw the pillars I though they needed something and told him to hop up there. It was so cute, he sat so still lol.

      You really need to come visit Berwick, this is just the tip of the ice berg - there are so many fabulous places to visit!! Have you seen or heard about the movie, 'The Railway Man' with Nicole Kidman and some other guy haha. Its about the railway bridge and stuff I think. Now I'm talking rubbish lol. But yeah, thank you :P

      xo

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  5. Always fab to live near a park. Yours looks lovely. Bet Baker enjoys it there. :)

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    1. Oh if you ever want a nice park, come to Berwick...we have so many! haha We don't take Baker to this one often as it's usually busy and there isn't much space to run around but the few times he has been he enjoys running around and round the pond!

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  6. What a gorgeous place! I love exploring my own home! There are so many beautiful places that we often overlook!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. You know, since moving away and then moving back to my home town I appreciate it all way more. :)

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  7. What a lovely place for a walk! I really love the view over to the railway bridge, I do enjoy watching a train go by every now and then!

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    1. Isn't it? More so in the Winter without all the holiday makers ;) haha.
      Baker loves to watch the trains!

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  8. I looove the pictures! My favorite is the frosted leaves!
    Baker is so cute and so camera ready, hahaha x
    Jade x

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    1. Thank you!! :)
      Isn't he brilliant? The best model!

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  9. How wonderful to have that so close to home. I'm especially envious as our park is 'no dogs allowed" so I always have to drive to get a nice walk which seems ludicrous!

    Beautiful photos as always, Baker takes the spotlight again! xox

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    1. Oh what a shame!! We are lucky that this is only one of many, many walks and parks and beaches for us to visit. Unfortunately, with Baker having been attacked so many times he's very scared around other dogs and when it is good weather all of these places are full of other dogs...we can't wait to get a car again and be able to have stress free walks in the country.


      Thank you very much!

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