Beginning in Queen Square to discuss the Barton Farm and look at its old farmhouse, the walk takes a leisurely tour around Royal Victoria Park, to discover its history and why it was so nearly called Hyde Park. We also look at the many changes over the years, and discuss how one of the country’s earliest parks has become a place of relaxation and recreation in the 21st century.
This is very much a walk for all the family. There will be history and horticulture, with stops to talk about aspects of the park. During these stops, children (and the family dog) will be able to relax and play.
There are some options with steps but short alternative routes avoiding these are readily available. In the Great Dell, those who choose not to take the adventurous route will be able to wait in the Dell and watch the others. Dogs must be on leads in the Great Dell and Botanical Gardens.