Croxteth Hall was built around 1575 and is situated in the Croxteth area of Liverpool. It boasts a large park area and is home to a real working Home Farm. it also has a Victorian Walled Garden and a 500 acre nature reserve.
We were here today to do the Memory Walk for Alzheimer's and Dementia. There were 2 walks available, one at 2k and one at 8k. We opted for the 2k given that the 8k takes you off road and given the weather all day yesterday and briefly today, we figured it wouldn’t be that firm underfoot. The 2k walk stuck to the footpaths for the most part, although there was a particularly muddy spot going through a section of trees but we came out of this relatively unscathed.
When I talk about we, I am referring to myself and my parents who all walked together, we were walking in memory of my grandma Anne, my dad’s mother who passed away in 2005. The date of the walk fell on what would have been her 89th birthday so it felt right we should walk today for her. She did suffer with dementia towards the end of her life so it felt like we were doing something positive in her memory that meant something to us as a family.
All in all, we had a good morning and raised some money for a good cause.