This week I'd like to share with you one of my favourite places in Norfolk, luckily for us it's almost on our doorstep, so we get to visit as often as we like.
This is Blickling Hall (in Norfolk); it's a beautiful and fascinating place for so many reasons.
One being the grounds (all 4,600 acres); the Hubster and I had a lovely walk on the estate recently, we decided to do the Brady's Walk - a circular 4.5 mile route, with excellent paths - we parked at The Great Wood, (so we could stop off roughly half way for refreshments) and our walk started with some stunning woodland (go at bluebell time and you really won't be sorry!), we said hello to Woodpeckers, Squirrels and Nuthatches on our journey, as well as stopping to admire Lady's Tower and the imposing Jacobean mansion, Blickling Hall itself.
After a well deserved stop at the Muddy Boots cafe for a cuppa (their cheese scones are yum by the way), and the predictable stop at the brimming bookshop (I seriously can't walk passed any bookshop.), we ambled along the lake's far bank, watching swans glide and dabble in the water.
Making our way up through the beech trees, and across the top fields, we found ourselves back in the Great Woods, this time in the shadow of the Mausoleum. After a few leisurely hours we'd made it back to the car with rosy cheeks, a bundle of books and muddy boots to show for our jaunt ~ I can't wait to go again.