Canal Walks for Country Kids

When we moved I was thrilled to find out that we would be living right next to a canal. You can’t see it from our house because of the trees. The canal path is on the opposite side, so we can’t go straight down to it even though we know it is there. What we can do though is walk a little way up  the street and find the steps down to the to path. So far we have only walked one small stretch but I am hoping to go a little further one day soon. We could walk all the way into the city if we wished…might take us all day though! I do have a friend who also lives by the canal, she walked along it to visit me last week, we estimated half an hour but with a toddler and pushchair it ended up taking an hour. I’m going to attempt a visit in return and hopefully do it a little quicker.

The best bit is walking home from school along the canal, the littlies love it. We’ve seen lots of barges which is really exciting for the Little Man. We also see lots of ducks.
This is the view from the bus stop

The Little Man spots a light in the tunnel

We love living by the canal!
We are still living in a suburb of a huge city but now we’ve moved we are a little further out, in fact right on the edge. Just a five minute walk from our home takes us to miles and miles of countryside. I can’t wait to go and explore.
A five minute walk in the opposite direction takes us to a lovely little village green with it’s own historic church.
It’s not all pretty though, currently we are living on a building site, it’s quite common to wake up in the morning to see diggers going past our garden fence. I only have one neighbour so far, the rest of the houses are still being built, but they are not far off being finished now, and there will be a new street built too which will cut five minutes off our walk to school. 
Walking to school

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. October 19, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    How lovely to have the best of both worlds so close to your new home! What a fab walk to school for the children, as you say you now have lots of rural spots to explore and discover for some great adventures. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  2. October 19, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    It looks beautiful! My MIL has a canal boat and we've had a few holidays on it. I really love canals.

  3. October 19, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    That must be the coolest walk to school that I have ever seen. I bet the kids love exploring the canal walks to and after school x

  4. October 19, 2013 / 11:39 pm

    Very much like the idea of walking the kids to school along a canal ! I used to work in Camden and the newsroom was right by a canal – loved the few times I had time to follow it for a nice long walk.

  5. October 25, 2013 / 4:18 am

    Such a lovely journey to dchool

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