A Horse, Bakery & Hare Hill
A friday morning off, and what better way to blow away the week than with an 11km walk. Setting out from Holmes Chapel we crossed the River Dane and passed the Hermitage.
After a little while we ended up walking through a field somewhere near Goostrey where we met this lovely fella. With no hesitation he trotted right up to the fence to say hello :)
He kept showing me his best side. Who am I to photograph him any other way?
We then made our way back to Holmes Chapel for a pasty and a bun from the Legendary Mandéville's!
Next off to Hare Hill National Trust site, a tranquil wooded garden surrounded by historic parkland with a delightful walled garden at its heart.
The gardens are not quite at their best just yet, but a lovely place to visit and walk round for an hour or so.
The garden and woodland walk contain many species of shrubs and trees, including many varieties of rhododendron, holly and azalea.
In the 1879 Francis Dicken Brocklehurst bought Hare Hill and embarked on an extension to the house and also created a wooded garden, with a traditional Victorian walled kitchen garden at the centre, which was completed around 1902.
Until next time.