Winkworth Arboretum is one of several National Trust properties we’ve visited recently, POD and I were there just last month. We’d taken the access for all route which is a walk with no steps. Whilst our toddler loves walking outdoors, it’s inevitable she’ll need her buggy at some point.
The temptation to return to Winkworth Arboretum to see what had changed was too great this week. Especially with an Acer in our garden the most glorious red. It’s still a wonderful location too, even if many of the trees had lost their leaves.
It was a positive sign to see both the main and overflow car parks busy on arrival. Although strange not to have my toddler running beside me, I was also keen to investigate part of the challenging walk, which comprised of steep steps, to see the Boathouse.
After heading down the Fiona Adams Steps, the peaceful glade that is the Badgers Bowl with awash with hues of yellow, orange and red. The frost, chilly air and sunshine just added to the mystique. Squawking could be heard in the direction of the Boathouse.