Sunday, 5 February 2017

Stunning Autumn Colours at Sizergh Castle

Moving onto Wednesday of our stay in Silverdale.

Every old village worth its salt in days of old had a set of stocks and Beetham still has its set sitting on the village green.  

Here I had asked Jerry to sit down and try them out for size so that I could take a picture. You can clearly tell from his face the answer was something like "You must be joking!"

Beetham village is a lovely little place and has its fair share of quaint cottages.

A post office and tea rooms both of which were closed on the day we visited. 

It also has a come-and-have-a-look-inside church. The beautiful St. Michael & All Angels church is a Grade 1 listed building, parts of which date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. It's a shame I had to cut the tower off in this picture but I couldn't get both all of Maureen and all of the tower so I went with all of Maureen. However, there's a much better picture of the church in this post.

Next up was a visit to Sizergh Castle.  William and I both love this place and have spent many happy hours here.  There are several marked walks to take from the car park, most of which we have done.

But on this day the focus was on the stunning autumn garden.

The colours were jaw droppingly gorgeous!

Just for the heck of it here is that same garden in March 2015.  The difference between spring and autumn. Incredible isn't it?

Our next port of call was  Low Sizergh Barn just a short spell down the road.  We made our way there and were just in time to see the cows squashed together in the barn queueing up for milking.  This poor cow was definitely one of the more squashed ones!

Thursday morning Sylvia made her farewell but not before we had a walk round the campsite...

... and snapped a couple of pictures...

..for posterity.

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