Thursday, 21 July 2016

Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridgeshire

We recently visited Burwash Manor and Farm in the village of Barton in Cambridgeshire.  The site consists of a couple of court yards surrounding by old farm buildings we have been converted into a variety of boutique type shops, a large food hall and tea shop.

If you want to really spoil your garden bird visitors this is one fancy feeding station.

Interesting use of old tyres.

Lots of lovely flowers and herbs to chose from at The Manor Florist.

After having a wander around the courtyards with all there shops and farm shop we decided to visit the Flock tea shop for some lunch before heading off along the farm walk.

If you have the time you can do the Running Fox Walk which takes you around the farmland and grounds of Burwash Manor.  It is not easy to follow as when we visited the signs had not been maintained but with the help of the available maps you can find your way around.

One of several Cows you will see around the site.

There is a small herd of Llamas, which are always interesting to watch.

Dead remains of trees are always interesting they have some many patterns and textures.

This meadow is full of yellow flowers and edged with Cow Parsley.

The lovely pink of the Red Campion.

A must photo opportunity for the young and old, having their photos taken by warning signs.

Can you spot the 'small' satellite dish in this picture?

While walking in the Countryside I have often heard Skylarks but rarely spot them, so I was really pleased to get this action shot.

One wooded area we passed by had evidence of Badger activity in the past, all the entrances looked like they had not been used for some time.

While we were walking around this sea plane kept circling around over head, I guess as we are some way off from the sea the pilot was getting in some air time.

I had never got a decent photo of a Pheasant, so was pleased to get this shot, although when I first saw it in a farm yard, I was not sure it was real as for several minutes it just sat there and did not move a muscle.

We eventually ended up walking through part of the village of Barton on our way back to Burwash Manor, the village signs are always interesting pieces of artwork.

They do get some strange wildlife in their village pond though, this duck appeared to be carved out of wood?

Back at Burwash Manor a Pied Wagtail had decided to have a ride on the back of the Fox Weather Vein.

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