There is nothing like fresh air and the wind on your cheeks to make you feel alive.
I love visiting National Trust properties and English Heritage sites. For those of you outside the UK these are two wonderful charities that make sure Britain's heritage and treasured properties survive for future generations.
Clumber Park is a National Trust property in Nottingham set in 3,800 acres of beautiful countryside and is a firm favourite of mine. During the summer I love nothing more than to bring the bikes and cycle around the lake, it is so relaxing if followed my a luscious picnic or during the winter a hot chocolate and huge slice of cake.
The shrubbery and lake welcome some wonderful wildlife. This little bunny was certainly not camera shy and he had quite a few of his friends with him.You can watch the swans from the jetty busily taking off and landing. They will also try and pinch your lunch if given half the chance.
Walking around the lake you can see wonderful glimpses of the past, the Gothic chapel stands tall with commanding views over the lake.Clumber Park also do wonderful events which are worth keeping an eye out for. Recently they had a falconry display with some wonderful owls, the Harry Potter fans amongst you would have enjoyed seeing some of Harry's friends.
For the last two years Clumber Park have also held an event that is close to my heart, the Festival of Food and Drink. This years festivities are set for the 19th and 20th September. But make sure you go hungry as they have loads of delicious food and drink to sample.
After all this fresh air and walking I am off to my usual resting place, my chaise lounge conveniently hidden away in a tree.
Where is your favourite place to visit?
Looking for other places to visit in Nottingham visit Hardwick Hall.