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Pull up a chair and sit?

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Well, maybe not today.  It’s not the warmest!

I used a photo of Hardwick Hall Country Park in one of my posts recently.  It proved quite popular, and it occurred to me that I’d never given you the full guided tour.  Very remiss of me.  Lingering weather, it’s not, but if you’re passing Sedgefield with some spare bread for the ducks in your knapsack….

It's a park of follies and eccentricities

It’s a park of follies and eccentricities

Wide open so you feel the chill on a Winter's day

Wide open, so you feel the chill on a Winter’s day

But with a hint of sun the reflections are nice

But, with a hint of sun, the reflections are nice

Some of the follies provide shelter with your view across the lake

Some of the follies provide shelter for your view across the lake

The birds will carry on, oblivious, till you rustle the bag

The birds will carry on, oblivious, till you rustle that bag

The temple looks on stoically.

While the temple looks on, stoically.

As you walk around the lake you catch glimpses of the tower and the statue

As you walk around the lake, you catch glimpses of the tower

And the statue

And the statue of Neptune

The old bridge provides the best views

The old bridge provides some of the best views

It took a while in the building but the modern cafe and exhibition center is a welcome addition to the park.  A bowl of homemade soup goes down well on a Winter’s day, and in Summer you can sit outside and observe your youngsters clamber on the climbing frame.  The village of Sedgefield is just a walk away.

The Dun Cow Inn on the High St. has always been a good grub pub.

The Dun Cow Inn on Front St. has always been a good grub pub.

Hope you enjoyed our Saturday stroll, though, to be fair, a very brisk walk would be more appropriate today.  Cate at Show My Face has indulged me, as usual.  It is my afternoon treat to visit her page and check out the other entries.  Use the links to accompany me?

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56 comments

  1. Well, if all your readers plan to visit, it’s going to be a busy place!
    Justifiably, what a delightful spot, even if a bit on the wintry side at the moment.

  2. I’ve forgotten what lingering weather feels like, Madhu! I was supposed to go out with the walkers this morning but the laptop won hands down. Shouldn’t I be in Tavira at this time of year?

  3. This was a favourite venue for our family Sunday outings. I was too young to really appreciate the beauty then, as my sister and I played hide and seek around the grounds. I do remember feeding the ducks. Beautiful photos, Jo. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

    1. Didn’t realise you were originally from these parts, Ad! The park has been upgraded loads in recent years but it was always a lovely spot. One of our outstanding memories there was getting snowed in at the car park, with sleeping 6 month old James asleep and oblivious in the back seat. A bit of shovelling was called for. (just like this Winter, really!)

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