A Bench Along The Trail

Bench along the forest trail of Craigieburn Hi...

Bench along the forest trail of Craigieburn Hill. The second bench along the footpaths around the forest of Craigieburn Hill, near Moffat, Scotland.

An unusual bench on the Parrett Trail [1]

An unusual bench on the Parrett Trail


I’m hoping that when I go to Pasadena this summer there will be trails for walking, along with some benches at different places on the trails for sitting. How nice it is to be able to sit with a friend and have a chat and just listen to the sounds of the birds and a nearby stream!

Quidi Vidi Pond

Quidi Vidi Pond (Photo credit: wselman)

We have a lovely walk in St. John’s, the trail around Quidi Vidi Pond, and you can sit and have a picnic if you’d like.  There are many benches to relax and people or dog watch, or just stare wistfully at the water. Rowers are often practising on the pond, and it is calming to watch them race through the water. There are ducks to photograph and feed. Such a pleasant outing that I recommend it to anyone living in or visiting the city!

The views are different everywhere you travel and it is nice to sit alone and read a favorite novel, or sit with a friend or spouse and have a chat or just sit quietly. Some people take along a camera and capture the beauty of the trail.

Quidi Vidi Pond

Quidi Vidi Pond (Photo credit: wselman)

Hopefully if you get to visit your favorite trail in your city or town, you’ll see the beauty all around you and within you!Get involved in your town and encourage these benches. Perhaps you can make some unique ones like the ones in the photos above and below. Get the young people involved and allow them to use their creative juices to plan and make the benches. Less likelihood of vandalism if the teenagers are involved in the process! Get seniors to decide what they’d like to see and use. Anyone who has an interest in the outdoors and trails in particular may want to lend a helping hand.

Bench on the High Peak Trail, near Cromford. T...

Bench on the High Peak Trail, near Cromford. This bench recalls some of the local history of this area as well as being a scenic place to sit.

Dobronice u Bechyně, Tábor District, South Boh...

Dobronice u Bechyně, Tábor District, South Bohemian Region, the Czech Republic. A bench at the trail from Papírna.


About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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11 Responses to A Bench Along The Trail

  1. Darlene says:

    I love interesting benches like these. I live near a beach and there are benches along the trail dedicated to lost loved ones. I always pick one to sit and read for a bit and think what a nice wya to be remembered.

  2. tootallfritz says:

    Awesome pics! Have you done a bridges post? I have a couple awesome pics of a bridge in the Schubert Woods (Park Forest, IL). It’s my favorite bridge so far and I run a lot of different trails. I can send you some photos if you like. And thanks for stopping by tootallfritz.com; much appreciated!

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  4. http://mishasphotography.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/outdoor-nature-walk-in-january/
    Thanks for sharing your post in response to the Nature Walk in January post. I love the photos you posted….check out my response:

  5. Dor says:

    What a fabulous idea – the individualistic benches! Your photos are very special and the writing is too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. K. S. Bowers says:

    Beautiful pictures, and thank you. =)

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