I think I last wrote about Oakwell Hall back in 2011. It isn't that long since we've visited but it's been quite a while so, as we woke to beautiful sunshine on Sunday morning, we decided that would be our destination.
The information board gives a brief history and tells of how Charlotte Bronte visited here and featured the Hall as 'Fieldhead' in her novel Shirley.
The Hall is currently undergoing some maintenance so is not looking its finest.
We took a walk around the back and through this door which looks as though it leads to The Secret Garden. It does in fact lead to the walled garden which encloses the rear of the Hall.
Oakwell Hall was built in 1583 and is furnished as it would have been in the 1690's when the Batt family lived there.
The walled garden is very well kept and is a delight to wander around.
Against one of the walls stands this tree.
The sign tells us that it's propagated from a tree growing in Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincs. It's reputed that Newton saw an apple fall from this tree in 1666 and this caused him to speculate upon the theory of gravity.
We enjoyed looking around the walled garden but we were really at Oakwell Hall for a walk and to let Archie off his lead for a trot around so we headed off on the nature trail through Nova Wood.
It was a lovely day and we passed so many dog walkers and people out enjoying the sunshine.
Archie loves walking through woodland though he gets rather muddy at this time of year.
The woodland floor is now covered in leaves but the trees seem to be holding on to most of them still. There's signs of autumn everywhere you look though.
We came across quite a few of these dens.
We also came across a wood carved totem pole.
We've done quite a bit of walking just lately, we're trying to make the most of any fine days we have now as winter will be soon upon us.
We're also trying to visit some places where we haven't been for quite a while. There's so much to see at Oakwell Hall and it's perfect for a walk, we're definitely not going to leave it so long until we visit again.
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