Take a Walk in the Park Day

Apparently this is on 30 March, so make sure you get outdoors on Monday 🙂

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Attingham Park is a popular place to visit as it is very close to Shrewsbury. Famous for snowdrops and the deer park, we popped in for for a brisk walk in the early spring sun a couple of weeks ago.

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First stop, the walled garden. Work-in-progress as they have only recently begun to renovate this area. The aim is to re-create a productive kitchen garden with organic fruit and vegetables. It is a lovely sheltered spot to sit and bask in the sun.

Back out onto the woodland path which in May is filled with bluebells. And then into the deer park.

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Attingham has around five miles of river, featuring beautiful stretches of the Severn and Tern.

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And as the late afternoon shadows lengthened we headed back to the mansion-house and the exit.

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If you enjoy a walk, long or short, then have a look at Jo’s site where you are welcome to join in.

 

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Heyjude

I now live back in the UK, but spent several years travelling the world and then living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

43 thoughts on “Take a Walk in the Park Day”

    1. They feed them every afternoon at 2 pm during the winter I think. Not sure what on, looked like sugar-beet, which might make sense as it is grown here.

  1. Take a walk in the park day’! Whatever next? But it brought Ailsa to have a look around Loule, Jude, so thanks for that. 🙂
    Can you get close to the deer, or were you using a ‘bring it up close lens’? (that’s me at my technical best 🙂 ) It’s still hit and miss but we’ve had a lovely few hours in these last couple of days. I know you’ll be excited with the gardens all opening up for Easter. Lovely gentle photos and a very nice stroll. Thank you so much.

    1. You can get up quite close but they ask that you don’t as some have died due to stress (more from dogs I think), so we kept our distance. I have a reasonable zoom, but not a telephoto lens which would get you a much closer and clearer photograph. I like the way that blogging introduces you to other blogs via people you know. I almost always pop over to your links to have a look around. Hope to have more walks for you as the weather improves 🙂

  2. You were out there looking for frogs, weren’t you? Um-hmm. I know that’s what you were doing!

    Hey, Jude! (always wanted to say that!) This looks like a lovely area and one I’d love to discover with my camera just as you did. So many just perfect country scenes here…….

    1. Oh, and I was looking at some photos taken last year on 1 April and the blossoms etc were much more advanced than this year! All the rain we had last winter must have had a big effect on them.

  3. BEAUTIFUL, Jude !
    What lens did you use for that wide show down the path with a small group in the b.g. ? – it looks a little like Katarina’s LensBaby …

    1. Just my bridge camera M-R which has a 30x optical zoom. The effect is created by having the people as the focal point and the edges of the pathway out of focus, so it sort of draws your eye down the path.

  4. What a delightful walk and such a nice time of year too, with the early spring sunshine 🙂 You know how I adore walled gardens Jude, and those deer are so sweet. I need to get out to walk today, but only my same old boring park at usual 😦

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