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My favourite Autumn walks

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Don't you just love Autumn ? Just the sight of crisp, golden leaves makes me want to get outside and kick my way through them.

Today we went walking at one of my favourite places, Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire. It is a beautiful place at any time of year, with huge displays of spring daffodils and summer rhododendrons, but my best time is definitely in the autumn.

No idea how many calories burned, but nearly 3 hours of steady walking must have done some good . So I think I might have a glass of wine tonight, not least to celebrate my daughter's birthday. She is away with friends , but at 1a.m she will be 30, so as I remember those final hours of labour thirty years ago, I feel I deserve a drink !!! 😉

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Beautiful photos, looks like a lovely walk. I hope you enjoyed your well deserved glass of wine.

Thank you. I did indeed 😆

Loving the photos and hope you enjoyed the well earned vino! x

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elliebath in reply to Kathp

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Oh that is so beautiful. You must have some lovely walks. I hope you enjoyed your well deserved glass of wine.

Have just found your pictures of Stourhead it’s a beautiful place at any time of year. In the spring the local woods are full of blue bells.. such a wonderful sight... This is my part of the country and I never get tired of it...

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elliebath in reply to Beechnuts

Yes it's one of my favourite places too. I always feel I'm back in time when I'm there.... strolling around the lake jane austen style with a parasol 😆

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Beechnuts in reply to elliebath

I remember many years ago a performance of the ballet ‘Swan Lake’ took place on a stage near the bridge, At just a beautiful moment in the music a real swan came floating across the lake, It was magical.

For many years there was a festival known as a fete chapete (haven’t spelt that right) people would dress up and bring a picnic and enjoy music and entertainment finishing with a firework display, I think this may still happen every two years now.... Stourhead is a beautiful place...

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elliebath in reply to Beechnuts

Oh how lovely that must have been. I will look out for that festival too , thank you.

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Beechnuts in reply to elliebath

It’s usually around July time, I think other NT properties have also taken the idea as well, but I have only been to the Stourhead one...

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