I was a little short for time, but in just that half hour I realised how many points of interest there are just in a small park.
I was also reminded that macro photography is my favourite means of capturing nature, so I will be digging out that macro lens again very soon.
Whilst walking I had a bit of a brain wave. I realised that I could combine photography with exercise by going on at least one 'photo walk' a week. I shall pick a day and destination in Manchester and just walk there and back and hopefully find some interesting things to photograph. That's the plan anyway!