I’d forgotten quite how much I like Netley Country Park.
I used to go there a fair bit when I was younger, so I took the children and friends last week.
Sitting by the water, looking across at Southampton, made me feel as if I was Stateside, maybe gazing out across a big city skyline (okay, I was squinting a bit at the time).
The optical illusion was also perhaps helped somewhat by the haze caused by sweltering heat that day.
And the best thing about Netley?
Well, aside from the fact that the parking is only £3 for the whole day, there’s not that much to do there in terms of action.
So you can chill out and enjoy a picnic completely guilt-free.