I decided it might be clever to keep walking upward rather than cutting off at the pond, I told Mark to keep his eyes peeled for a big house, for some reason I imagined it to be white. A few miles up the road we reached the campus where we had originally pulled into. Mark noticed the house, a large sandstone villa with columns and a cast iron balcony, we snapped some photos and headed toward the guided nature trail. We were the only two in the woods, we followed the paths through the woodland to the lily pond and walked along the decking past a field which and lo and behold, the horses from the other night were there. I hadn't realised the field was so large but this time they ignored us as they grazed on shrubbery.
The Richardson Walled Garden, originally constructed in 1801 was closed but we looked through the cast iron gate and snapped some photos of its large solarium. All in all it was a lovely walk which lasted about five miles, we cut across the golf course and the arched pond to find our way home. Thank goodness Mark has a sense of direction!
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|Manor House built in 1820|
|Stone cottage on the campus|