There is a lovely little miniature steam railway which runs alongside the lake so we decided that as it was raining heavily we would take the railway and have fun riding on that and seeing the lake as well. It was not a day for walking - as I will explain more further in this post!
The lake is actually a reservoir and it is long and narrow. As you will see from these pictures you can easily see from one side to the other.
The leaves were only just starting to change colour, I imagine that they look wonderful by now.
There are several house and boathouses and other buildings on the other side of the lake to the railway.
You can see how small the train was. It is a real steam train though and runs all year round.
The carriages are very small too! A tight fit for two adults on one seat.
It was a great visit and would be even better in the summer! Or just on a dry day, but it was still good on a wet day and was a good way to see the lake.
We then wanted something else to do and realised that we were close to Biddulph Grange Garden. The gardens are run by the National Trust, although the house that is on the site is privately owned.
The gardens are incredible. They run from one sort of garden to another, often through different buildings or hedges and so on. It is great place to explore.
Sadly, it was heaving with rain. More than you can imagine. The paths were like rivers. So sadly we had a very quick visit! It was enjoyable though and again, I would recommend it, but on a dry day. If you want to see a drier visit, Rosemary at Where Five Rivers Meet went there probably about the same time as us, her post is here. Or you can find the National Trust page here.
So I only have a few shots from inside the Chinese Pavilion which is a very beautiful building. You can see how wet it was though!
So that is all I have of the gardens to show you. I can recommend it though!
A wet day, but still a good one!