Monday, 21 August 2017

Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey
After a great initial start to the British Summer the month of August has been awful, finding me swapping out my sun cream for an umbrella. Before Summer well and truly slips into Autumn I'm going to make the most of the little sunshine we still have and the longer days by getting outside. 

Rufford Abbey set on the edge of Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood Country) is a favourite of ours. The best bit it's free for everyone to enjoy. 
Rufford Abbey
The Abbey dates back to the 1170 and the grounds make me feel like I have stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey. 
Rufford Abbey
Rufford Abbey
I can't say I have ever spotted the Crawley family whilst on the grounds, but I can well imagine them walking around the beautiful buildings and 150 acres of woodland and gardens. I love the feeling of walking in the steps of a previous generation. 
Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey
Talking about generations our son now loves nothing more than walking holding his own reins; well not really walking, its a cross between a trot stumble and sprint all rolled into one. He only has one speed and that is not so leisurely. So what was once a gentle stroll around the lake is now a race whilst fretting about him harming himself. 
Rufford Abbey
When you look at these beautiful pictures of the lake picture me chasing after a mini person on reins. But the good news is they tire out eventually and Rufford Abbey has some wonderful nature to revel in. 
Rufford Abbey
So if you ever find yourself in the East Midlands you must pay this little gem a visit it truly is everything that you would want for a truly British day out. 
Rufford Abbey
How have you been enjoying August? Share in the comments below. 

www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk

www.english-heritage.org.uk


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11 comments:

  1. I love visiting Abbeys! This one is stunning. I used to live right by one but it was a lot more ruined.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I love visiting parks and grounds that have wonderful nature and history on its site Lucy x

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  2. This place looks stunning, such a great spot for a weekend stroll!

    Ash | www.liakadatravel.com

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    1. It's lovely for walking round Lucy x

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  3. I hadn't heard of Rufford Abbey but it looks so beautiful. How nice that Noah is up and walking now!

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    1. It's stunning at all different times of year. Noah walking now is a delight, he's quite the runner though Lucy x

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  4. Wow it looks beautiful! I love exploring places like this, I'd do it every weekend if I could!

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  5. Such a beautiful place! I'm glad Noah enjoys it, I love the way toddlers walk like that! xx

    Toasty

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    1. They do trott in a very sweet way, the speed they build up is something else Lucy x

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  6. Haha awww you've made it look very relaxing even if you were juggling keeping up with a little athlete in the making! I love visiting historical sites, much better than just going around a museum for learning about the past xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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