Tuesday, 17 May 2011

# 73 Weekend outing: Wightwick Manor & Clent Hills

Last Sunday followed our usual pattern: get up early, make breakfast, pack a picnic, grab the camera, get in the car and drive to our chosen destination. What was different this time is that when  we were almost there we got lost! The Sat Nav lost signal and then kept calculating new routes every few seconds.

This was our 2nd visit to Wightwick and although there were a few places along the way we remembered from last time for the most part we had no idea where we were and which direction to take. Fortunately, after about 30 minutes of going round in circles the Sat Nav got signal again and gaves us the right instructions to get there. Phew!!

Weather wise it was much the same as last time, grey and cold but now the gardens looked lovely and lush.



In the kitchen garden.

After Wightwick we drove to Clent Hills. This is a range of hills on the edge of Birmingham and described in the National Trust handbook as a "green oasis with panoramic views" and the views were really amazing stretching in all directions as far as the eye could see.

A. had a great time exploring the woods and jumping over things.