Category Archives: National Trust

northernvicar walks – February 2017

My idea was to walk 1,000 miles in 2017 (after Harry ran 1,000 in 2016). I managed 11 miles in London on 3 February, and got a useful sermon for the Queen’s Accession out of it – there are a … Continue reading

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Sheffield Park Gardens and the Bluebell Railway, East Sussex

On Tuesday 8 November we did not move early, then drove south through Ashdown Forest. It was lunchtime when we arrived at Sheffield Park. A lovely National Trust property, but the queue for the café was very long – they could … Continue reading

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Kedleston, Derbyshire – All Saints

Julie and I have moved to Derby, but not yet started work. So let us do what normal people do on a Sunday – go to a National Trust property. Kedleston Hall is just down the road, so let us … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 10 – Housesteads

Although I ended a walk at Housesteads and started a walk at Housesteads, I did not manage to find time for a proper walk round the fort and the museum. Here are some old photos, some taken on a visit … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 7 – Shield on the Wall to Housesteads

Saturday 7 May. I had written my sermon and decided there was time to hit the Wall for a couple of hours. I drove to Housesteads and parked. The final AD122 buses of the day arrive together, and I caught … Continue reading

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Benthall, Shropshire – St Bartholomew

Driving from Much Wenlock to Ironbridge we saw a National Trust sign to Benthall Hall – I hadn’t even noticed this in the handbook (£6.40 each saved) – here is the Trust’s website. The car park surface and gravelled path to … Continue reading

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Cambo – Holy Trinity (again)

I visited this church in 2012 – it seems to be open during the day. We are having a week’s holiday in sunny Hexham, and on Monday 18 May we rose late and headed north. We stopped at Cambo church … Continue reading

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Colsterworth, Lincolnshire – St John the Baptist

Driving up and down the A1 it is good to know good stopping places. I recommend the Windmill at Tuxford – we’ve been stopping here for excellent home baking since Hannah went to Durham in 2005. Do check their opening … Continue reading

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Stourhead, Wiltshire – St Peter

One of the most beautiful National Trust properties is Stourhead. We met our friends Geoff and Anne here on Tuesday 3 June and walked round the Lake. It is not very easy to push Julie’s wheelchair round, on occasions we needed … Continue reading

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Lanhydrock, Cornwall – St Hydroc

From Blackburn in the north (though still south for northern vicar) we head down to Cornwall in the south. An excellent holiday cottage (16 Brunel Quays, Lostwithiel) through the efficient Sykes Cottages. Lots of trains, steam and diesel. I managed every railway … Continue reading

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