North Eastern Lake District

Route: Hutton-in-the-Forest

Area: North Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 10th June 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 2.0 miles

Weather: Light cloud, a few spots of rain

Hutton-in-the-Forest is an ancient Cumbrian house tracing its origins back to the mid 14th century. The house itself was closed today but I was here to visit the gardens and grounds, which are amongst the best in the district

After walking down to the Low Garden I followed the woodland walk which skirts round the perimeter of the grounds and is full of mature specimen trees. I then entered the old Walled Garden – the highlight of today’s visit

The Walled Garden is bounded by walls on two sides which were built in the 1730s and on the other two sides by yew hedges planted over a century ago, and these make a fitting backdrop to the superbly planted herbaceous borders within

Despite the indifferent weather today, the beauty of the garden shone through and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit

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