Constable Burton

Constable Burton

Route:  Constable Burton and Jervaulx Abbey

Area:  North Yorkshire

Date of walk:  30th March 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance:  2.0 miles

Weather:  Cloudy

Our recent walk in Farndale had inspired us to seek out more daffodil displays and so it was that we came to visit Constable Burton Hall today. The hall itself is a Grade I listed Georgian mansion and privately owned, and it stands in extensive woodland and formal gardens. The woodland area is a perfect backdrop for the daffodil display, though there are other seasonal attractions at other times of the year

A garden trail leaflet is available by the parking place and we followed this and the accompanying signs through the various parts of the garden, including the Sundial Garden, the Terrace Garden, Granny’s Garden, and the Reflection Ponds, arriving as a grand finale at the Daffodil Field

Here we saw one of the best displays of daffodils I can recall – numerous different species had naturalised beneath the old oak trees – a magnificent sight

More was to come – we then drove over to nearby Jervaulx Abbey, the country’s largest privately owned Cistercian Abbey. The abbey relies on donations to survive and there is an honesty box at the entrance. After wandering around the atmospheric ruins for a while we visited the Tea Rooms (it would be rude not to do so) and picked up a leaflet detailing a 6 mile walk from the abbey. I hope to return one day and include this as a ‘proper’ walk  

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