7th August 2022
The hidden history of Childwall Woods and Fields revealed itself to our group of walkers on Sunday, as we explored the beginnings of Childwall Woods and looked at the changes that had shaped the fields.
It was a beautiful day to be out on the fields and we had a great turnout of 25 people who were interested in hearing about the Gascoyne family and their predecessors, how the woods had once been the grounds of the grand Childwall Hall, and the impact man had had on the area.
Everyone is always impressed with the carriageway and Sunday was no exception.
As a ‘Regionally Important Geological Site’ the carriageway stands out as a wonderful walk.
Although designed for horsedrawn carriages it has the feel of a country lane. Not a common experience in a city.
The folly. A sunken garden from centuries ago, with evergreen plants and trees to keep it shady and green throughout the year.
With old maps and historic photos, it was possible to find the remains of the second Lodge, which was once the only way into the estate on foot.
With so many reminders hidden in plain view, it isn’t hard to imagine the grandeur of the site in its heyday. Maybe you’ll be able to join us next time.
David Howatson Treasurer and co-leader
John McCombs Chair and photographer
Brenda Cameron Secretary and event leader.