Had a trip to Seven Acres Country Park in Bolton on Saturday 3rd August. My son Frank wanted to go as he’d been earlier in the week with his schools holiday club and had found lots of caterpillars and frogs which quite excited him!
We parked up and it was evident quite quickly I wasn’t going to enjoy the walk when I saw an overweight tattooed middle aged woman wearing a skimpy vest shouting over the top of her push up bra at one of her two trophy pit bulls “Go get him Buster, go on son” as she encouraged her two dogs to fight and basically run around out of control.
We negotiated our way down the narrow path, carefully avoiding the many dog turds when we came across two bodybuilder / MMA types with a huge fighting dog. A woman was coming the other way with a Pit Bull and she asked one of the knuckleheads who appeared to have the IQ of a fence post if his dog bit. He replied his dog didn’t start fights but always finished them…
We continued on passing two spotty teenagers who in aggregate probably weighed about 9 stone. One of them stopped swigging from his can of cider, wiped his hands on his tracky bottoms and barked at me “I bet you think you’re handy don’t you”. I had my son with me so showed restraint and ignored the ignorant loser.
We shortly reached a pond and had a good look round for frogs.
There were none to be found…
We eventually made our way back to the car park just off Thicketford Road.
As we were sorting ourselves out the young couple in the car next to us ejected a carrier bag full of their lunch detritus, the bin was literally 3 metres away.
Anyway, saw plenty of butterflies, caterpillars and Herons etc.