Just a quick note to say we all finished the walk from Newark Park to Prior Park, via Horton and Dyrham, and no one got any blisters (to my knowledge). More on this when I return from my Holidays.
For the next three days most of the outdoor staff for Bath & South Cotswold and lots of the volunteers are going to walk part of the Cotswold Way. We are starting at Newark Park and finishing here at Prior Park. On the way we will be taking in Horton Court and Dyrham Park. All rather nicely connected by the Cotswold Way. We will hopefully be having fun, as well as informing people about the work we do and the properties we look after.
The walk should officially finish outside of the National Trust Shop near Bath Abbey at 4pm on Saturday. Our rather splendid Shepherd’s Hut should be there as well. Come along and see us if you can.
Horton Court in Gloucestershire will be open to the public on Fridays and Sundays throughout July and August, having been closed for a long time. I was lucky enough to visit a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic – very Agatha Christie murder mystery/Famous Five adventures if you have an imagination like mine. The oldest part of the house dates back to Norman times and its a real mish-mash of different styles. The local church are doing teas during opening times (1-4pm) or you could bring a picnic – ginger beer seems appropriate…