Hi reddebs, thanks for the advice will definitely be doing those things!!
Pumplanedad you're a star
, so just for a laugh I'll tell you our journey (stupidly following the advice from 4 different strangers from station to school
). So we left the station and turned LEFT walked the whole way around the station building completely unaware that you could walk through the car park until we reached the car park exit on the other side!! Then we got to the end of Tufton Road and as per advice we turned RIGHT!! At which point we found a plant nursery and asked for more advice in there, we were told we were going in wrong direction and must head back up the road to the road one past Holmoak as per advice, to find it was an enclosed cul-de-sac, there a guy said the only way was to walk up to the main road and then down Bloors Lane. We got to the top of that road and asked in the shop there, the shopkeeper said yes definitely down this road because I see all the children walking down this road for that school, at last I thought on the home straight, NO, apparently all the children who walk down this road cut through the primary school as agreed by RMGS but being that it was later in the day, the primary school gates were locked!! So we had to walk all they way round to the roundabout & finally up Pump Lane to the school, total walking time..................................1hr & 15mins!!!!!
Your advice is much appreciated, thanks once again!! Hopefully the next trial run won't be as traumatic