Hi all- a conducted 3.3 mile walk around the Stackpole estate in overcast but thankfully drying conditions . The 17 walker group met at the Stackpole Quay Cafe for lunch orders & then reconvened at the Lodge Park Wood car park to meet Jim the National Trust ranger who led the walk. He made the route, via the One-Arch and Eight Arch Bridges down to the end of the Eastern Arm of the lily ponds, very enjoyable by the manner in which he shared his expertise of the history of the Stackpole Estate with the Group together with his obvious genuine enthusiasm for his work. Jim's local expertise, together with a bit of luck!, allowed the group to view the local wildlife at close quarters including cormorants, herons and as a special treat a couple, or was it three?, otters cavorting and hunting just upstream of the Grassy Bridge. The group returned via the “high level” path passing the perimeters of the Stackpole Outdoor Centre and Walled Gardens & back to Lodge Park Wood. Following a very welcome lunch at the Stackpole Quay Cafe a sincere vote of thanks was made to Helen Lewis John as organiser & who had already thanked Jim for a very worthwhile walk.