Biddulph Grange Garden Photo Diary

30 August 2019

Alongside adventuring through forests and beside the lakes and mountains, I love a good visit to a hall or garden. They're perfect to visit throughout any time of the year, but I always find that a visit to a garden in the summer is my favourite of all as it's wonderful to see all the vibrant summer blooms. A month back I signed up for a National Trust membership and after having a good look through the handbook I came across Biddulph Grange Garden, a Victorian garden with plenty of character, split into sections that bring to life places from across the world.

Lake District Adventures: Walla Crag and Ashness Bridge

9 August 2019

On our week off in July, Dan and I set off for a day trip back to the Lake District for a walk around Derwent Water in Keswick. It's been nearly three months since our first ever week away in the Lake District, a holiday that we'll always cherish, so coming back to the Lake District meant so much to us. Wanting to challenge ourselves a little more, we chose a walk with a steeper accent, reaching to 379m. It was a fantastic walk, with spectacular views across Derwent Water and the impressive peaks of Cat Bells, a fell reaching to 451m, in the distance. We wandered through mossy woodlands, walked through a jungle of ferns, stopped at the beautiful Ashness Bridge and climbed all the way to the Walla Crag viewpoint. We made a slight mistake at the start of our walk and managed to walk the route from back to front, even so it was still a fantastic walk!