Home again after a lovely week. There was a lot of this -
- walking along well-trodden tracks (and some less-travelled), with views like this -
- over the Manifold and Hamps valleys. Note the steepness of the hills!
Of course we visited here -
- Dovedale; even early in the day, mid-week, it was busy.
We made use of our NT membership (acutely aware of the recently read description of NT visitors looking as if they dress from Radio Times adverts or from the Harold Shipman collection).
Sudbury Hall was particularly interesting, with its Museum of Childhood as well as a fascinating house -
-and the gardens at Biddulph Grange were amazing, and a complete surprise, as neither of us knew about this wonderful place. This was taken in the Stumpery -
Great week! And we've already tackled the laundry mountain and the knee-high lawn. Now back to normal loafing.