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Dunham Massey - 12th January 2019

In January we do not have an organised walk because of the unpredictable weather and the absence of members on holiday. However, this year we decided to meet for a pub lunch which was extended to coffee at the National Trust Visitor Centre, a walk in the park and a long lunch at the Axe & Cleaver in Dunham Massey.

Eleven members turned up in the coffee shop and after a refreshing cup of coffee we sorted ourselves out into two groups. Those who felt like a longer trek around the grounds set off on a brisk 5km walk. The remainder opted for a leisurely stroll around the gardens which even in winter time are full of interest. Photographs showing the garden can be found below.

 Everyone enjoyed their selected walk and we all met up again at the pub for an excellent lunch. It was agreed that we should repeat this type of event next year.

National Trust Dunham Massey

Axe & Cleaver Dunham Massey


The 'Garden' group.

Hellebores and Snowdrops

More Hellebores and Snowdrops

Witch Hazel

Winter colour

Crossing the stream

Aconites

Silver Birch and Snowdrops

Early flowering Narcissus

Witch Hazel 

Highly scented winter flowering Honeysuckle

Daphne again highly scented

Oldest Oak in Dunham Massey

Here is proof that some of us did walk!
Canal towpath adjacent to park




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