Friday, 28 November 2014

Norfolk - Felbrigg Hall

It was the third full day of our week away in Norfolk, with friends and family, to celebrate my 50th birthday. Today we said goodbye to Lesley and Tom, who were heading back home.

Martin and I had a two mile walk around the Felbrigg Hall Estate planned, where we would be picking up a series of 10 Geocaches, if all went to plan.  Mum and dad and my brother David and, his girlfriend, Alison, decided to join us for our walk, so six of us set out for Felbrigg.  We were well booted up as we were expecting plenty of mud.

We had a really nice walk around the Estate, which is owned by the National Trust.  Sadly the Hall wasn't actually open today, so we couldn't have a look round inside.



The walk took us past the Estate church, through fields of cows and sheep, around the fishing lake and through a field where there was a very friendly horse, which really took to Alison, after she shared her apple with him.





As we exited the field the horse got a bit frisky and galloped back across the field, right towards a group of school children.  All we heard was a scream of 'get back' from the teacher and we saw children scatter in all directions.  We thought the horse was just thinking that more apples might be forthcoming!

In the end a National Trust chappie had to come and keep the horse calm whilst the children made their way across the field.
We finished our walk, having bagged the full 10 caches and headed back for Incleborough.

We spent our last evening in the local pub, The Dozy Dormouse, which we could walk to, which was great.  We had a lovely meal and then wandered down to the beach to try and set off a Chinese Lantern, which David and Alison had bought me for my birthday.  As you can see, we didn't have all that much luck!
We'd all had a really great week away together, enjoying each other's company, the Norfolk Coast and the comfort of Incleborough House.  Tomorrow it would be time for us to head for home.

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