Category Archives: Walks and Things

Hidcote and Snowshill Manor

We went off down to Gloucestershire last week for a few days and on the way there and back visited Hidcote (where we’ve been before) and Snowshill Manor (where we haven’t). Both days the weather was kind to us, whilst … Continue reading

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Calke Abbey Tramway Walk (Again)

The National Trust property at Calke Abbey is one of the nearest to us and one we love to visit regularly. The house has been maintained in the condition that the Trust acquired it in the late 1970’s, not tarted up … Continue reading

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A Short Break in the Lake District, Red Squirrels and Snow.

Last week we decided to have a short break. So, on Saturday, we had a look through what would be available from the following Monday and booked ourselves four days in a small self catering cottage (mind you the email … Continue reading

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Calke Abbey – Tramway Walk

Calke Abbey is one of the National Trust properties nearest to us and, whilst we don’t go around the house very often, we frequently go for walks in the park and gardens. We normally just ramble around but this time … Continue reading

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New Forest & Jurassic Coast

Last week we went to an area we’ve neither of us been before, covering the New Forest and the eastern part of the Jurassic Coast around Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Being the beginning of February in a year of … Continue reading

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A visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yesterday we took our daughter and grandson back home after a short visit. On the way we stopped off at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Wave to see “Wave”. This is part of the display from the Tower of London to … Continue reading

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Skylarks over Mam Tor

  Our walk today took us from Castleton up through Cave Dale behind Peveril Castle, along the Limestone Way a bit then past the abandoned  lead mines, up to Mam Tor, across to Hollins Cross and back down into Castelton. It … Continue reading

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