The National Trust there have created a new play area for children.. it's all constructed, in the main, from natural products.. and looks great fun
The Rhododendrons and Azaleas were really coming to the end of their flowering period..
There was a pair of nesting Little Grebes out on the lake plus Tufted Ducks, Mallards and Coots and a single Cormorant.
But most entertaing was a family of 10 Mandarin little ones being looked after by Mum
the young ones were leaping out of the water catching their meal!!
A few Demoisells about.. saw a few males and this singular female.
and finally a fruity scone in the newly refurbished tea room.