Days Out Travel

Colourful Countryside at Calke Abbey

7th November 2014

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A few weeks ago just before Halloween, on one of those oddly mild beautiful autumn days we headed over to Calke Abbey, a National Trust Property about half an hours drive from us. The house and the gardens are gorgeous and with the changing colours of autumn, even more spectacular. There are some great walks around the grounds as well, that take in the deer park and various lakes/ponds and you can discover an abundance of wildlife too. The kitchen garden grows so much lovely fruit and veg – and you can purchase some of it too which is a bonus – we picked up some great green tomatoes and some chillies on our most recent visit. Here are some of our pics from our latest stroll around the gardens and grounds.

The house

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 Autumn leaves

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 Fabulous flowers

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 The kitchen garden

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 Colourful Rainbow Chard

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The tunnel

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 Some pictures of a majestic stag that we saw.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Jules 7th November 2014 at 08:21

    This is one of our fave Nat trust places and Little Baker was introduced to it at just 10 days old. It’s well worth visiting for their Xmas illuminations.

    • Reply the foodie couple 7th November 2014 at 09:11

      Oooh ill have yo look uo when that is this year

      • Reply Calke Abbey 7th November 2014 at 14:56

        Hi Foodie Couple – Calke here! Christmas weekends are 6/7, 13/14 and 20/21. See all the fab events at http://bit.ly/calkeevents including lit tunnels and grotto; fine food fair and Christmas craft fair!

  • Reply Calke Abbey 7th November 2014 at 14:57

    Love the ladybirds and lichen shot plus of course all the others – you’ve really captured the spirit of Calke with this collection.

    • Reply the foodie couple 7th November 2014 at 15:14

      Ahhh thank you- it was such a beautiful day snd beautiful place! And thanks for the xmas dates- we will be there!

  • Reply shazzarob 9th November 2014 at 10:05

    Looks a glorious place to visit. 🙂

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