Sunday 9th June 2019
On Sunday morning we plan a short trip towards the North East to Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens. Mileage for the day is approx 35 miles.
Maps: OS Landranger (1 1/4 inches to 1 mile) 130 OS Explorer (2 1/2 inches to 1 mile) 247, 248 & 234
Grimsthorpe ‘Castle’ has a fascinating history going back to the 12th Century. Much of the building dates to the Tudor times, but the current building facade was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. The property also has gardens and parkland to visit, and, a delightful tea shop in the Georgian coach house.
We have been given permission to enter the Grimsthorpe Estate via a gate at Little Bytham that is usually locked and not available to the General Public. We will then drive a couple of miles through the park to arrive and park in front of the Castle. Another perfect “photo opportunity”!
Coffee and biscuits will be available in the Tea Shop area. You are welcome to tour the house (at you own cost), visit the gardens and walk in the park.
We will provide another route map to take you home via a different route, but you are free to leave when ever you want and take which ever route home you prefer.
No lunch has been organised for Sunday, but there are plenty of pubs in the local area offering Sunday Lunch and the Greetham Valley hotel has a Sunday Lunch Carvery.
See the bottom of the page for a pictorial map of the Sunday run.