A visit to Nymans

On a fairly sunny Saturday in August I was fortunate to be able to visit a National Trust Property in Sussex. It was one of the most enjoyable days I have spent at a National Trust property. The road signs to Nymans read, ‘Nymans Gardens’, but the property is much more than gardens. There is woodland, farmland, a wildflower meadow, a house with an interesting history and views over rural Sussex.

My opportunities for photography were limited as hubby and I were accompanying an elderly lady on buggy rides around the woodland and gardens. The drivers were very knowledgeable and made the day most worthwhile.

Here are some photos of the gardens.

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Wordsworth House and Cockermouth

Earlier this month hubby and I went to have another look at the exhibition at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth. We also had a good look round the garden, which has recovered well from the floods of December 2015, due mostly to the hard work of the head gardener and her team. On a short tour of the house we learned some things which we hadn’t heard on a previous tour.

Afterwards we had a walk along the river, more or less retracing the route we had taken on a visit last year. The river was flowing quite quickly.

A day out in the Lake District (Part 3 Ash Landing)

On our way to Hill Top we had noticed a sign saying Ash Landing Nature Reserve. We decided to explore it on our way back. It is a National Trust property with a number of different habitats. There are signs with pictures of various species to look out for and additional information.

I noticed some flowers on an oak tree and stopped to take a photo. There was a rustling noise in the undergrowth. I waited quietly and was delighted to see a red squirrel. It ran across the path and disappeared. I continued along the path, heard another noise and spotted (presumably) the same red squirrel as it bounded under a fence and up the side of a field.

There was plenty of bird song, but the birds were hard to spot. I saw a robin!