Sunday, 7 April 2019

‘‘Tis the season

She is out!! It wasn’t as warm as the met office suggested but we got out and about this weekend. With lots of conversation over the winter where we should go, we decided we wanted to go everywhere we had never been. Our destination was Rutland, the smallest county. I knew there would be water there but it is so much more. The villages have stone cottages with thatched robes not unlike the Cotswolds. So many colourful Spring gardens here. Rolling hills and lots of sheep.

This is the OH’s new satnav. Instead of the usual monotone voice, he has downloaded John Cleese, the instructions are very direct and at times very funny.

The cycle route around Rutland Water is lots of miles so we decided to take walks at various points around it. There were lots of walkers and cyclists but it  was still peaceful and lovely to hear the lapping water. There is something so relaxing about walking by water.

We heading further out into Leicestershire and stopped by Melton Mowbray. It has a wonderful cathedralesque church.

The guide in the church told us that it was often said that it is only one window short of a cathedral. The OH stopped by the pie shop to buy a authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie. Not my sort of thing. It actually made his weekend. 
The caravan park was called Rutland caravan park and it did the job nicely. It was just outside the village of Greetham. The facilities were warm and spotlessly clean. In the Ladies there were lovely home from home touches.

There was underfloor heating and piped music . The park was neat and tidy. There was a small shop and a cafe called Tealightful Teas. We didn’t use it, but it was open for light bites well into the evening. I would score this site a 9/10 . I wouldn’t give it a 10 just because I could hear the hum of the A1 road a few fields away. 
On the way home to took a detour to see the Harringworth viaduct. The weather was a bit foggy so we could hardly see the end of it. A good first weekend out but hopefully the next will be a bit warmer.