A Wander around Bradgate Park – Leicestershire

During our autumn stay in Belton in Leicestershire we spent a cold but bright and breezy day with our Leicestershire family. It was so busy probably the busiest country park or walk we have ever wandered around. So many visitors but so quiet.

There were some impressive specimen Oaks scattered around the parkland, some showing autumnal leaf colours others old and barely alive.

Our granddaughter Arabella showed us her rock climbing skills which impressed us very much. She seemed to understand about balance, hand holds and foot holds, but also knew when a little help would not come amiss.

The impressive ruins were very typical Tudor in style similar in style and scale as more famous buildings of that era such as Sissinghurst in Kent. There were fine examples of ancient brickwork with handmade and it must be said rather randomly sized red brick.

As we turned back and followed our footsteps we stopped to look at a paddock of wonderful deer with young.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

2 replies on “A Wander around Bradgate Park – Leicestershire”

We do have some great family days out and holidays together. Arabella loves being outdoors and will explore places for hours. She loves our garden and has to have a look around as soon as she arrives to visit. We now have a second granddaughter called Ophelia-Rey and she is already a happy character at 5 months.

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