Wollaton Park - From The Wheelhouse ....
w/e 23 January 2022

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

WheelhouseRussell DriveWe missed out on our traditional January walk in Wollaton Park last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The restrictions that were in place included the advice not to travel far from home. This year however, we resumed our annual trip and caught the bus to Nottingham alighting at the bus stop at The Wheelhouse pub (left) before crossing Russell Drive (right) at the traffic lights to reach Wollaton Road.

Wollaton Road

We walked along Wollaton Road to one of the entrances to Wollaton Hall and the Deer Park.
Unnamed Avenue

Turning into the park we crossed the access road to the car park and walked all the way along the unnamed tree-lined avenue.
Wollaton Hall

Through the trees we got our first sight of Wollaton Hall.
Golf Course

The avenue took us past the Hall and also the Wollaton Park Golf Course that appeared on the left.
Lime Tree Avenue

The unnamed avenue then reaches Lime Tree Avenue, another access road into the park. Here we turned right to start the climb up the hill to the Hall. Taking the path on the left we walked round to the rear of the Hall and entered the gardens.

Hall Frontage

Following the path through the gardens we reached the front of the Hall. Although the other side of the Hall is one of the more familiar views in photographs, that was originally the tradesmens' entrance.
Steps Down

From the lawns and terrace in front of the Hall we then descended the steps and followed the path round to the Camellia House and the formal gardens.
Up The Hill

Continuing through the formal gardens we followed the path seen above down towards the lake. Looking back up the hill we could see the Camellia House on the brow of the hill with the Hall just peeping over the trees.

Although it was a bright sunny day, the walk to the lake continued in the shade of the trees. The golf course still on the left lies beyond the trees on that side.
Ha-Ha Wall

Just before reaching the lake the path crosses a drain and the start of a ha-ha. Here we turned right to walk alongside the the lake. Click
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