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I love this photo because it makes me smile. A whole group of us walked to Heddon's Mouth from Hunters Inn. The walk on National Trust land follows the path of the stream through a deep wooded valley and opens out into a pebble beach where we all started creating "art" with the stones, just like the people before us and just like we probably will do next time we are there.  Its not as easy as it looks to get a reasonable tower and having the spaniels with us certainy wasn't helping.  We're closed now for winter, as usual, but if you come to stay next summer I would certainly consider this as...

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Anyone for garlic

Well we couldn't believe it when we walked through this wood, wild garlic for as far as we could see.   I haven't ever seen a display like this. Hopefully it will be an omen for a great summer ???

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Bluebell Time of Year

I went around RSPB Chapel Wood on Friday, essentially to see why our sheep in the next door field were making so much noise and was delighted to see such a show of bluebells.  We have them in clumps throughout many of our woods, alongside wild garlic and primroses but the top of Chapel Wood had a display worth the uphill walk...   .....oh and the sheep were fine - a mother had temporarily mislaid her lamb, which to be honest at the lamb equivalent of a teenager,  didn't look all that bothered.  

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Opening Soon

The  sheep have lambed, the daffodils are out in the open areas but still coming in the woodlands, the cleaners are booked for a Spring Clean (this week) and we are looking forwards to showing off our two new kitchens  (Fuschia and Camellia). The valley is the same as ever, as I sit here I can hear the sheep, the gushing stream and some Spring birds – but that’s all. We are nearly ready for opening and looking forwards to seeing many of our returning and guests and meeting the new ones. Our weekly prices are on the website, but do phone or email if you would like to come for different length...

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