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The Regent’s Park, London

The area that is now Regent’s Park once belonged to the monks of Barking Abbey until Henry VIII dissolved the monastery and turned it into a hunting park. In 1835 it became a public park on the instructions of the future King George IV who at the time was the Prince Regent (ruling in place of his mentally ill father George III until his death in 1820 when he became George IV). That’s why the park is The Regent’s Park, but hardly anyone ever calls it that.

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Autumn 2022 at Woodthorpe Grange Park, Nottingham

Not long ago I went for a walk around Woodthorpe Grange Park, which I’ve blogged about before. The park recently celebrated its centenary having been opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham on 1 June 1922. The weather was bright and sunny and did not at all feel like October, but some of the trees were wearing their autumn colours at least.

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Highfields Park, Nottingham

Owned by Nottingham City Council this 21 hectare park is so close to the University of Nottingham that it is often confused for being part of the campus. It is probably decades since the last time I spent any time here, despite trips nearby in recent years, but over the spring we managed a long overdue walk around the lake.

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Burghley House: The Sculpture Garden

Covering 12 acres that was reclaimed from scrub woodland, the sculpture garden at Burghley House contains a vast array of contemporary sculptures, some of which are considerably stranger than others! Some of my favourites are highlighted below.

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Rockingham Castle Gardens

The gardens at Rockingham Castle are made up of several different terraces that are divided from the plain Terraced Lawn directly in front of the castle building by the Elephant Hedge – so called because they are sculpted to look like a row of elephants.

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Gedling Country Park

A few weeks ago I decided to head out to Gedling Country Park which I haven’t been to for a while. The weather was sunny though quite windy and since I had walked there and back I just spent a little time walking around some of the smaller routes and enjoying the views.

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Breck Hill Recreation Ground, Nottingham

I’ve passed Breck Hill Recreation Ground many times as its not far from Woodthorpe Grange Park but I’d never gone to have a proper look until the other week when I was on a random walk around the area. I went through the gate on what I consider the lower side of the rec ground, opposite to where the children’s playground is. It was very muddy so I didn’t venture in too far; it’s mostly just a large field though there is a nice wooded area that I did photograph.

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Woodthorpe Grange Park in the Fog

There was an unusual amount of fog last week that stayed around for several days. On Saturday I decided to head out for a walk and take some photos of the park in the fog. It was very quiet and while not quite as photogenic as when in the snow, still made for some atmospheric photos.

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Autumn at Woodthorpe Grange Park

Just over a week ago I took a walk around Woodthorpe Grange Park as I wanted to photograph the changing of the leaves. A surprising number were still green but there were also some beautuifl reds and golds on display.

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Clumber Park

Last week we decided to go for a walk around the lake at Clumber Park. Run by the National Trust entry is free for members (which we are) or £5 for an adult. The park spans 3,800 acres and was quite busy; we had to park in the overflow car park which we’ve never had to do before, but as it’s so large it never felt crowded at any point, and at plenty of sections there was no one else around at all.

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