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|
|Crossing the stream|
|Silver Birch and Snowdrops|
|Early flowering Narcissus|
|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