Saturday, 22 October 2016

Clumber Park

One of out favourite and much loved haunts. Even on a Saturday afternoon, you can usually find a bit of peace and quiet if you know where to go. Unfortunately this Saturday they were having a firework display in the evening which was being accompanied  by a pop concert and they were testing out the sound system for most of the time we were there. To say it was loud was an understatement.

We just had a short walk though the woods and alongside the Lake, taking photos as we went on our way and then retreated to the cafe for a cappuccino and sandwich each which we ate in one of the gardens. Despite the noise we both enjoyed our afternoon out and managed to get a nice bit of sunshine whilst shooting the Lime Tree avenue which was planted about 165 years ago it is almost 2 miles long and consists of 1,296 common limes planted in a double row on each side of the drive. It is the longest of its kind in Europe.

Despite the noise the afternoon was still very enjoyable.

Autumn colours, Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Sal with camera

Sal with camera

Autumn colours, Clumber Park

Autumn colours, Clumber Park

Old tree, Clumber Park

Autumn colours, Clumber Park

Clumber Park lake

Clumber Park lake

Wet weather approaching

Clumber Church

Two cignets in the lake.

Lime tree avenue

Lime tree avenue

Clumber Park

Clumber Park lake

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