Sunday, 27 July 2014

Minster Lovell Ruins - a dreamy place to explore

I was looking for somewhere close to Witney where I could go with J to explore & have a picnic, someone suggested the old hall ruins at Minster so yesterday picnic in hand we drove over to try it out.

The hall is fairly easy to find with brown road signs off the main road from Witney, you wind down into the village on one way roads & then climb back up to the ruins. There are about 8 or so car spaces, after that people park up on the road side. We were lucky yesterday & got a space, as I was unsure of how far it would be to walk I took the buggy, but soon discovered it was only a 5 minute walk to the church, you then access the ruins via the cemetery. We had 3 small steps to over come with the buggy but bar those no access issues.

The ruins are breathtaking! Their grand nature set in such lovely surroundings are awe inspiring. We wandered round looking at the ruins, & found a picnic spot under a shady tree to eat our lunch & take it all in. Close by us a river where older children had their fishing nets out, there was also a family of ducks which J loved & fed our left over bread too. I noticed a footpath darting off along the river accessible via a kissing gate so not so great with the buggy, perhaps next time J will walk it & we can go explore.

I definitely plan to return over the summer for some more picnics & ruin exploring 

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