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Travel Blogs from Evesham
... is a family owned manor turned zoo. The beautiful place is home to the Heyworth family and was started in 1970. Forty years on the animals and the beautiful grounds go together. The zebras wander in front of the house and the giraffe house has a large walking platform around the top so you can eyeball the 3 giraffes that wander around. There are few fences and those that are there are wire and the animals are kept in by large ditches that are merely topped ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... for the Merlin tour and the dungeon tour. We had some time so we wandered down to the mill and down to the trebuchet that was waiting to b e shot during the day. A wander through the castle (photography IS allowed) for about a half an hour found us ready to join the group at the Merlin Tour. It was OK, only going for about 15 minutes but had a dragon that spoke to people from behind a mirror.
Our next trek was to ...
... After leaving Stratford we passed through and or stopped to walk Chipping, woodstock Stow on the Wold and other very nice towns , quite different to other places we had seen
We got home at about 5pm and by 7pm we had driven to another village pub for a very nice meal.
Our stay with the Peacoks ended the next day when they made sure we were on the right road to
... way of getting onto the ladder if you have a narrowboat.
The Avon here is a bit like the upper Thames, with lots of bends, shady trees, and reeds at the margins – beautiful. Nicholson says there is little to see except the wildlife!
Fladbury Lock has a large weir and an old mill. The approach is very narrow and we were pleased we didn't meet any other boats.
Chadbury Lock also has an old mill. There was a warning sign here ...