Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Years Day Walk

On discovering a day without rain clouds, we decided to make the most of our last holiday day.  I have to say that one of my most  favourite things in the world is getting up without the aid of an alarm clock! We didn't venture far but were highly delighted  to discover that you can now enter freely into the stable yard at Wentworth Woodhouse where a chap has a coffee van (weekends only at the moment I think).  Hot Chocolate was exceptionally nice!

 This gave me a perfect excuse to nosey about the place and press my nose up at windows etc!
 There is a heck of a lot of work to be done here, but it has such potential.
 There was a lot of evidence from when the house was leased to Sheffield Polytechnic and became Lady Mabel College.
 One thing puzzled us - we could not decide how the horses would have gotten into the stables.  I'll have to ask on my next visit.

 The village itself was heaving with walkers - so great to see on a lovely afternoon.


I've not been able to make the most of the outdoors over Christmas - the rain has been a pain, and one walk in the pouring down stuff was enough!  But today it felt really good to be outdoors and knowing that although we potentially have some more wintry weather to come, we are heading in the right direction for Spring.

18 comments:

Beki said...

We made the most of the glorious weather today and took a walk along the beach, it was crazy busy but lovely to see so many people out and about.
Happy New year lovely xx

humphreycumfycushion said...

It is lovely to be able to blow away the cobwebs with a long walk. The place looks a great place to visit.

Rowan said...

Happy New Year Diane!Hope all goes well for you in 2013.

Lisa said...

Wasn't great to start the new year with some sun, we could do with some more though!
No walks here, S has had chicken pox since the weekend!!
I can see the stables becoming a regular venue.
Lisa x

John Gray said...

Happy new year old gal x

lemonade kitty said...

Sounds like a lovely place to visit, happy new year, Lucey x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely and bright here today, thank goodness. Happy New Year! x

Rebecca said...

Happy new year! I think I may need to pay this coffee van a visit! x

Rosie said...

Wasn't it a wonderful day and such a welcome change from the last few days, I've lost count of how many times I've got wet through over the holidays. So glad you were able to have a nosey inside and a hot chocolate as well!:)

Mrs. H said...

the walk up to the church is one of my favourite walks, especially in spring when the daffodils are in full bloom.
Happy new year

: )

greenthumb said...

You always find such interesting places. Such lovely light in the last few photos.

Simone said...

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year Diane! x

Jan said...

Wasnt it wonderful to be out in the sun?! We walked miles yesterday. Jx

Gilly said...

You do have some lovely places round and about for long walks! The pics are great!

Wishing you a happy new year, and I hope that 2013 is a great year for you.

Little Blue Mouse said...

2013 bodes well when it starts off with such a beautiful day as yesterday. A lovely day for a walk.

Young at Heart said...

think I might hibernate through january.....and possibly february......happy new year!!

A garden just outside Venice said...

Oh no, Spring already on its way?!
I'd wear coats, boots hats and scarves all year long, LOL!.
xxxxx

Purrfect Haven said...

Here we are wishing you a most happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx