Wednesday Walk-Along at Brockhampton

Blossom, blossom, blossom… fluttering, floating, swirling on the breeze  and sprinkling the air with beauty.blossom

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Having driven down and down, deep into a wide valley you come to Brockhampton Manor House, a National Trust property in Herefordshire. To get to the house you walk through a spectacular ancient damson orchard and I managed to catch it in all it’s glory (about 2 weeks ago).

Such a cold and cloudy day, but still immensely peaceful and full of SpringinessDSC_0614DSC_0636

The house is small, but cute and quirky, brimming with history and quaintness.

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The Gatehouse looks like it could have been built by a child, and might topple over any minute.

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It seems quite strange for such a small house to have a moat – grandeur in miniature.gdnmoat

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And then into the orchards with ewes and their lambs, and a bench to sit upon an soak up the atmosphere – oh if only one could bottle that!

DSC_0632I can’t seem to stop thinking about poetry at the moment – not very high brow, but I’ll share with you anyway what popped into my head whilst sitting on that bench wrapped up in a warm coat and doing a spot of crochet:

Lambs bleat
Birds sing
Swallows swoop
Here comes Spring!DSC_0627 (1)

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There is plenty for children to do DSC_0630 (1)and several long, well-marked walks.

And a very nice cafe with seating both outside and inDSC_0634

Happiness is a hot cuppa, time for writing and crochet in a peaceful place and a beautiful view.

And then how about a Walk-Along with Cathy in Scarborough, Kim in the South West of England and then a quick hop to Christina’s beautiful garden in Italy to warm up a bit!

Where have you been walking this week?

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17 responses to “Wednesday Walk-Along at Brockhampton

  1. Thanks for taking me on such a beautiful ‘virtual’ walk.. How wonderful spring, is breathing new life into everything. I loved your little poem too, very funny!

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow

    Beautiful!

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  3. Hey! I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. 🙂

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  4. What a beautiful place, one for the list of NT properties to visit if I am in the area. Thanks for the mention and link.

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  5. How idyllic. I love the shot of the sheep and the lambs. All very lush!

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  6. What a gorgeous place. How wonderful is the moat. Thanks for the mention!

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  7. What a pretty place to visit and your photographs are beautiful! I do love this time of year when everywhere you look there is pink and white blossom.

    We took a walk yesterday just outside of Chippenham where they are restoring an old canal. The completed parts are lovely and so peaceful, and we saw lots of wild flowers. I hope to share some photos soon. Take care. x

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    • Thank you for your kind words about the photos – I do take masses! and have to have a good weed through when I get them on the computer. I sometimes pass by Chippenham on my way to see friends in the Cotswolds, I will look forward to seeing your photos, and maybe stop off there sometime.

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  8. Looks like a lovely day out. I get to walk on Southampton Common every week with a walking group but this week we ventured a bit further afield and saw some classy houses.

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