Saturday, 25 July 2015
The Packwood to Baddesley Clinton Round
With Mr Bee having an extended holiday in Cornwall with Nana and Grandad, Dan and I decided to embark on the walk from Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton, two National Trust properties in Warwickshire.
We arrived at Packwood at 10:30 and set off on our ramble. Thanks to my excellent lack of ability to tell left from right, we ended up going in completely the wrong direction almost from the beginning.
We walked and walked before we realised we were heading backwards around the route. Why does it always happen to us! Anyway, with some botching, we managed to find our way back on to the route somehow and made it to Baddesley Clinton just in time for lunch.
We spent a little while browsing the second hand book shop and then following some buzzy bees around the gardens (of course!). It was about 1:30 when we decided we had better be heading back so that we could pick our Bee up on the way home!
Of course, we went completely the wrong way, again. Though I don't think it was completely our fault this time, we asked at the reception desk and they pointed us in the wrong direction! Anyhow, we walked, and walked, and got our bearings thanks to these lovely fellows playing cricket. Then we walked some more until we FINALLY got to the Navigation pub, which meant we really were on the right track!
Then it was plain sailing. A long stroll along the canals brought us out just near Packwood House. We saw lots of ducks and boats but my favourite spot of the walk was this gorgeous little Porsche. It was heavenly.
I finished up with a quick wander around the formal garden at Packwood as it is just so beautiful and lush at this time of year. It certainly isn't one to miss!