This is a delightful find and not too far from where I live.
An old Walled Garden in the process of being restored by volunteers
and raising money for the village church roof fund and charities
The River Bride runs through it
and it nestles quietly in the valley in the village of Little Bredy
There is even a basket of sticks left by a bridge for playing Pooh Sticks.
This little man-made waterfall is in grounds of Bridehead, a short walk from the Walled garden.
A wonderful wander followed by a traditional English Cream Tea, which consists of a pot of tea (in this case some not-so-traditional Lemon and Ginger tea) and a scone on which to spread jam and clotted cream.
I am trying to fit more exercise in amongst all the crafting – anyone else in the same boat? I needed some motivation to prise me away from the allure of the needles, threads and yarns.
So I started a Facebook Group inviting Facebook friends, wherever they are in the world to join me. If one of us is going for a walk, we post it on Facebook and ask if anyone can join us on that day. It doesn’t have to be at the same time, just the same day. Afterwards we post our photos in our FB group to share our walks.
And it is working! I would never have gone out in the bitter wind and pelting rain if I hadn’t said I would join a friend in Australia and a friend in Yorkshire. Head down into the driving wind, I was imagining walking alongside my friend in Oz under blue skies, and my friend in Yorkshire, skipping through a sprinkling of snow.
Then I went to pick up a friend and we went to Upwey Wishing Well
and had a wander round the delightful watery gardens before the reward of a delicious Cream Tea
Have you been out and about this week?