Baddesley Clinton to Packwood


6th March 2015                                                                            All photos by Hetty

Map of walk is here

We parked at Baddesley Clinton (National Trust), then walked to Packwood (NT) and visited the house. We returned to Baddesley Clinton via the canals and visited that house too.

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We crossed the Grand Union CanalS1055258 copy

Packwood House                                                                                                     NT info hereS1055261 copy

16th century house with 17th century brick outbuildings

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In the walled garden, one of the walls was heated in winter using this oven, to grow tender plants.S1055268 copy

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It is famous for the yews trees

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Two small follies

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On the left is a former barn that was made into a Great Hall in 1927. It was linked to the house by a Long Gallery in 1932, and contains fittings rescued from other old houses.S1055284 copy

Scarecrow looking after the kitchen gardenS1055289 copy

Across the lake is a large folly – a bedS1055285 copy

The return journey was interesting. The Stratford on Avon Canal has a flight of locks and holding bays

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It was nice to see some activity on the canal

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The junction of 3 canalsS1055307 copy

The Grand Union CanalS1055308 copy

Baddesley Clinton                                                                                          NT info here

16th century moated manor house, which has several places where priests hid


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 Next day – Charlecote

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