The stable block is the first building that you come across in the park - its enormous - equally as big as the block at Chatsworth house.
Dotted around the edge of the park are several "follies" (i'll get some close ups of these another time). The Fitzwilliam family knew how to spend!! They also have an Estate in Nothants - the Rockingham Estate (associated with the Rockingham Potteries) and they also have a shooting estate in Ireland. They also own a lot of the Moors over in Derbyshire around "The Strines" and still own land in Scotland.
At the bottom of the Park are a series of fishing lakes. Whilst we were there, a couple of very large carp were jumping right out of the water. We also saw a Kingfisher which I haven't seen around here before. What I loved most of all about our walk tonight was the silence. Just the birds singing and no traffic noise. Heaven.
Diane...you take fabulous pictures. I love looking at your beautiful country.
Beautiful pictures. That sounds like such a lovely and peaceful walk.
Thanks Diane! I'll take a look at it - the whole foraging thing feels a little daunting - what if I eat something poisonous? - but you need to start somewhere - hopefully this other blog might be a good place and I saw that the Pebble Dash blog also recommended a course with the Fat Hen company which looks interesting - have you heard of it?
Lovely place to go for a walk! Yes, those stately homes, even the lesser ones must have cost a fortune. Obviously if you've got it, flaunt it!
What a lovely way to spend a warm evening - how lucky you are to have such a wonderful peaceful place on your doorstep - look forward to seeing more photos of the estate later:)
What a glorious walk! Seeing a kingfisher feels like such a priveledge doesnt it? Such a rare little thing but oh so beautiful! Glad you had such a relaxing time, we've also been making the most of the lovely weather too!
ps: yes, I also saw a bit of that kirstie allsop show myself, mum rang to tell me she was in CK's kitchen but I turned it over again after that bit :)
You have such a beautiful and interesting blog.
Many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :o)
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