Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lyme Park

Lyme park is a large estate located just south of Disley, Cheshire. it has a mansion house and formal gardens and is owned by the National Trust. The house is the largest in Cheshire and the site has been used … Continue reading

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Concept 2 challenge – update

Saturday 26th March. Jack returned to the gym and as it was the day of the boat race we decided to resume our challenge on the rowing machine, with our darts game. I scored a respectable 13530 but half way … Continue reading

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Springtime at Rufford

Today we visited Rufford Old Hall a National trust property situated near Ormskirk, south-west Lancashire. Around 1530, Sir Robert Hesketh built a timber framed manor house at Rufford. The Great Hall, the central part of the house is a magnificent … Continue reading

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Our walk this week started from Downham, near Clitheroe. Downham is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in Lancashire with the stream,village green and picturesque cottages. There are no yellow lines on the road, no television ariels and … Continue reading

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Springtime at Waddesdon Manor

Last week I visited Waddesdon manor, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Waddesdon is one of the National Trust’s most impressive properties. The renaissance style chateau was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his collection of art treasures. The 45 rooms … Continue reading

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Cuddington and Upper Winchendon

A walk in the Vale of Aylesbury visiting three villages with views of the Thame Valley and the Chiltern Hills. I started the walk in Cuddington, an attractive village with narrow lanes, little greens and beautiful houses, many of them … Continue reading

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The Reelers Trail

The Reelers Trail forms part of the long distance ‘Witton Weavers Way’. The four sections of the walk are each named after an occupation in the cotton industry. A Reeler, also known as a Creeler, worked in the winding room … Continue reading

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Settle down

On Wednesday, I set out with Les and Chris to do a reccee for the next CHA walk at Settle. A ridge of high pressure covered the country which resulted in clear blue skies but it was a bit chilly … Continue reading

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