My dear friends & I set off for a National Trust property that we are all rather fond of & the best thing ... it is only a few minutes away.
I was joined by Liane of cheap thrills and Food with Friends , my friend Kathy & Liz who is a Tipsy Tart and we had our morning coffee on a bench overlooking a field & house.
The park is very popular with dog walkers & we came across some beautiful ones; Spring is certainly in the air we were greeted with birdsong & lots of squirrels leaping about in the trees.
The park recently opened a new section so that adds to the walk through another forest of trees & managed woodland. I love how the trees are used at Attingham Park - some are carved, others left to gently return to nature, some used for fences & logs & new areas are planted all the time. There is something about wide open spaces like this that just lifts the spirits ...
After nearly 3 hours of walking about, we needed some lunch - Kathy & Liz had taken care of that - flasks of piping hot lentil soup, served with healthy crispbreads on a bench in the forest ... the best lunch!
The estate is just so lovely - set in beautiful park grounds with deer & other wildlife & even though I visit often, I just love it in all seasons, especially the view of the house as you return from the forest walk ....
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend