Thursday, June 12, 2014

Staunton Harold Hall

Visited on 11 May 2014:
cock of the walk on the path to the lake

Staunton Harold Lake



the hall from one of the footpaths

We made our way to Staunton Harold Hall on a rainy day. The grounds are open, and parking costs at weekends, but it's a place I'd never visited in spite of having lived relatively close at one time.
I remember hearing my mother talk of it as a kind of care home (Leonard Cheshire home), when she was a nurse up to the 1980s.

Now it's a private home, with owners who are not apparently keen on the EU, but there are a garden centre, the Ferrers Craft Centre and beautiful grounds. There are public footpaths which cross the grounds too, including the Ivanhoe Way. 

We had time for a wander round between showers, took some photos and ate our picnic lunch in the car - a reminder of childhood!

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