From Claife viewing tower we followed the footpath signs to Hill Top, the house, which Beatrix Potter left to the National Trust. On the way I stopped to take a few photos. The countryside was beautiful in the spring sunshine.
The path seemed to take us a long way round and the distances on the signposts did not seem to be consistent. However, we arrived! It was just the right time to see the white wisteria at its best. The National Trust staff and volunteers were all helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. We didn’t follow the trail on the map to see the local places, which Beatrix Potter had incorporated into her illustrated children’s books.
After looking round the house we visited the parish church – St Peter’s. A couple we had met on the footpath had told us it was a peaceful place.
One of another group of people we passed on the path remarked that it was ‘a pleasant sort of day’. Typical British understatement: it was the best day of the year so far.