Our next visit to a National Trust property was to Greys Court. In previous years we have had walked through the grounds and into the bluebell wood where there had been a fabulous display of the flowers.
After a coffee sitting outside of the Cow Shed cafe we walked directly to the bluebell wood. The flowers were swallowed up by intense growth of brambles.
I did take some images of individual flowers.
The gardens were in full bloom.
We chatted to one of the gardeners who explained that the bluebell wood had not had the brambles cut back as per earlier years due to COVID restrictions and then this year wild flowers were found so cutting back was again cancelled.
After lunch we went for a walk out of the National Trust property and followed the Chiltern Way for 3 miles until we found ourselves in a shady valley.
There was no mobile signal so we were unable to decide an alternative route out, so instead we re-traced our steps back to Greys Court. Planning a longer walk for a later visit.