Dog walking of course is not quite the same. We're lucky in that we live straight opposite the local park, so there is that to walk on, and we can cut through the sports ground till we get to a lake. The best walks though need a bit more getting to, but are perfectly achievable on foot. As is the way of these things, the fields where the best walks are will be developed. What a weasel word that is. It implies things will improve, which of course they will if you are the developer or landowner, but not so much if you are the wildlife that lives there, or the many, many people priced out of the housing market and hoping for lots of low price houses. Because that's never what's actually built. There will of course be the usual tiny nod towards providing "affordable housing", but most of what's planned will be the usual identikit, could be anywhere, estates.
Still, we will make the most of the walks while they're there.
Dog, who has settled in well, wisely decided against a chilly dip in the stream.