I went to Walpole Park with my friend at lunch break. Just as well, as she thought it was closed for some serious redevelopment. Now she knows there is another entrance a bit further on, in Mattock Lane. Pitshanger Manor is covered in scaffolding and parts of the building added to Sir John Soane's structure are being removed, including Charles Jones' extention. The park itself looks idyllic and attracts many visitors of all ages. Pity the heron doesn't visit the pond anylonger.