Cornish Winter Break 6: Lanhydrock – The House

The first of two poists about Lanhydrock, as I continue my series about my Cornish winter break.

INTRODUCTION

I am continuing my account of my Cornish winter break. My last post completed my coverage of the Eden Project, and this post is the first of two I shall be devoting to Lanhydrock, a very interesting National Trust house.

GETTING THERE

This trip occurred on Boxing Day, and my sister was not able to accompany us, so the party consisted of my parents, my nephew and myself. This meant that we got discounts on all tickets, due to my parents age and membership, me being classed as disabled and therefore my nephew counting as my designated companion for the trip. The car park is a fair distance from the house itself, and the walk is not flat, although the slope is fairly gentle. Only some of the house was open, but definitely enough to make it worthwhile.

THE HOUSE

As one approaches the house one first goes through a gate house set in a surrounding wall the principal value of which is decorative (the gate house actually started life as a hunting lodge, before the big house was built). The house is a very impressive building indeed, and the inside (such as we were able to see of it) lives up to the outside. The kitchens are separate from the main house, with a brief trip outside forming a natural break in ones exploration. There are also apparently some very fine gardens, but this being winter it was not a time to be exploring there.

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North Norfolk Walk Part 2

This is my third and final post relating to Easter Sunday. The first, concerned specifically with the North Norfolk Railway can be viewed here while the second, dealing with the walk as a whole from its start at the Sheringham Park Visitors Centre to Weybourne can be viewed here.

After leaving Weybourne we had a very nice stretch of walking along the Norfolk Coast Path, where at points the erosion caused by the remorseless battering of the North Sea was clearly going to be forcing the path further inland in the not too distant future. Here are some pictures from this coastal stretch…

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Four birds, and each one a different species.
Four birds, and each one a different species.

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Did this warning sign have potential Darwin Award winners in mind?!
Did this warning sign have potential Darwin Award winners in mind?!

Turning inland, we crossed back over the railway, and then a main road, before having a much more open walk back up from the coast towards the Visitors centre. Near the end there was a significant climb (yes, even in Norfolk such a thing is possible), before getting back to the car. The photographic tale of the final leg of the walk…

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Here for the record is the walk as publicised in The Times.
Here for the record is the walk as publicised in The Times.

North Norfolk Walk (Part 1)

On Easter Sunday, enabled by the fact that I was staying with my parents overnight rather than returning to King’s Lynn we decided to do a walk recommended in The Times, and have our main meal in the evening. Here for reference is what they provided:

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Sheringham Park, where the walk starts and finishes, is a National Trust property, and as such as is very informatively signposted. Here are the information boards from the start of the walk…

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Straight after these was an interesting tree…

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After this, we passed a turn off to The Bower, with a story board, and then walked through woods for a while…

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This clump of flowers was hard to do full justice to because the flowers themselves do not have a lot of colour.
This clump of flowers was hard to do full justice to because the flowers themselves do not have a lot of colour.

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The sign that we had reached the end of the wooded section - horses grazing in an open field.
The sign that we had reached the end of the wooded section – horses grazing in an open field.

Just in to the open section came Weybourne, and a chance to watch the North Norfolk Railway in action, which I have already covered in detail here and therefore will skip over.

I will leave you for the moment with some glimpses of the village of Weybourne, before covering the rest of the walk in another post later…

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