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22nd October 2020 – Stourhead

We picked today to go to the National Trust’s Stourhead in Wiltshire as the best weather of the week was forecast. We were very lucky as it stayed dry but unfortunately there was very little sun until after we had completed our walk around the gardens.

Why not?

Stourhead is claimed to be “one of the world’s finest landscape gardens and in autumn you can see vistas highlighted with burnished leaves and rusty colour palettes”. We really enjoyed our walk and I had lots of opportunities for photographs but the sky was so flat and dull that I had to crop it out of most of my photos.

We weren’t able to visit the house

On the way home we also visited Shearwater Lake where we saw a number of great crested grebes.

Great crested grebe