However.. I arrived at my first stop... Kingston Maurward as I wanted to see the gardens... it's also an animal park, but only domestic animals, sheep, pigs, goats etc.
I started with a welcome coffee and then had a wander - with brolly up!!
I heard then saw my first Chiff Chaff of the season and not long after heard Blackcap. Lots of bird song particularly wrens.. really cheery.
In an alcove.....keeping dry... Ponders & Fido
Great to see all the trees starting to blossum...
Into the Japanese Garden.
The lake is large..these pics don't do it justice...
On the way out, there were lots of lambs in the field opposite.
By now getting hungry.. so popped into Athlehapton House & Gardens... for a bit to eat. It was still raining.. I had a short walk, but will be going back later in the week.. so more pics then.