The sunshine disappeared today and we returned to soft summer rain and grey skies. It didn’t deter seven of us from setting out from Redesmere on one of East Cheshire Ramblers, new short stroller walks. The footpaths led us around the lake and onto the Capesthorne estate, past the Hall which interestingly has a longer frontage than Buckingham Palace! The Hall is also reputed to have a ghost, the grey lady, who roams through the rooms and dark corridors of the old building.
The bluebells were almost over but we caught a glimpse of them in the shady pockets of the woodland. We also saw three thatched cottages tucked away in wonderfully wild gardens, a Hansel and Gretel picture perfect setting. We had lots of time to take in the views before returning to Redesmere to watch the most exquisite ducks, with peacock plumage, wadding across the road before launching themselves into the water.
(Written by Maggie Swindells)