Sunday, 8 February 2015

Rufford Abbey Country Park.


This is the third and last of our afternoon outings when I went down to Kiveton after Christmas.

As we soon learnt, Rufford Country Park isn't the best place to visit on a Sunday afternoon if you are in search of a bit of peace and quiet. Half of South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire seemed to be there. As with most places like this though, as soon as you leave the main buildings and outdoor areas, the crowds just disappear and so it was as we headed off in to the woods with our cameras. The light was very low and cast some fantastic shadows which proved great for taking photos. "Special" moment of the afternoon was when I was taking a photo of mine and Sal's shadows and she blurted out "why am I smiling for this photo?"

We called for a coffee at the far end of the frozen lake where we had an amusing ten minutes watching the geese and ducks slithering about on the ice. A bitterly cold day but a very enjoyable one. One where I didn't get lost and one which was finished off nicely with a pint in the Red Lion in Todwick.

Rufford Abbey

The Avenue

Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey gardens

Rufford Abbey woodland

Rufford Abbey woodland

Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey woodland

Beech leaves

Rufford Abbey woodland

Sunday stroll

Rufford Abbey lake

Rufford Abbey lake

Chimping

Rufford Abbey lake

Rufford Abbey lake

Rufford Abbey lake

Long Shadows

Rufford Abbey gardens

Rufford Abbey gardens

Rufford Abbey gardens

A pair of posers.


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