Chartwell: Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill is both a celebrated and contested figure, known for his leadership during the Second World War. Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922. It’s hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created and the kitchen garden. Beyond the gardens, there is an expanse of … Read more

Stratford-upon-Avon riverside walk

Stratford-upon-Avon riverside

On a sunny Saturday morning, visitors are enjoying the River Avon with its pleasure boats, and swans. We pass gaily decorated barges on the canal and then walk through a craft market. Some stills from the video. Filmed with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK on 29 August 2020. See my camera … Read more

Walking around Anglesey Abbey gardens – National Trust

Anglesey Abbey consists of colourful flower gardens, extensive parkland with tree-lined avenues, and wooded areas, covering 114 acres. There is a Jacobean-style house and a working watermill. During our visit, the rose garden, dahlia garden, herbaceous garden, and formal garden were full of vibrant colour and delicious scents. Some stills from the video. Filmed with … Read more

Moggerhanger Park Snowdrop Walk

Moggerhanger Park Snowdrop Walk

We visit Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire and stroll through the flower carpeted woodland during their incredibly popular Snowdrop Walk season. Entry to the Park and parking are free. Dogs on a lead are welcome. Visitors can enjoy a coffee, cake or light lunch in the Garden Rooms Cafe before taking a stroll through the Snowdrops. Some … Read more

Stourhead – garden and lakeside walk

Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great 18th-century landscape gardens. It is a living work of art with views that are like landscape painting brought to life. Stourhead is in the care of the National Trust. Some stills from the video. Filmed July 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera. See … Read more

Exeter Quayside on a sunny morning

Exeter Quayside

We stroll around Exeter’s historic quayside. Along the quay is an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, pubs, and bars where you can enjoy good food, people watch and soak up the lovely atmosphere. An unusual hand-powered ferry takes foot passengers across the river. Near the ferry is a blacksmith shop selling garden ornaments made on … Read more

A walk around St Albans on a Sunday morning

A walk around St Albans

We visited St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK on a sunny Sunday morning in late February. Our walk starts half way up Holywell Hill where we turn into Sumpter Yard and pass the Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban. We head towards Market Place, pass The Clock Tower and along the main shopping area in St … Read more

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire, England was the home of William Morris, founder of the Morris Motor Company and at one time Britain’s richest self-made man. The National Trust property has been perfectly preserved as a 1930s “time capsule” since the industrialist’s death in 1963. Despite his great wealth, Lord Nuffield remained personally frugal and in … Read more