Bask in the sun

Buckinghamshire is blessed with more National Trust properties than any other county in England. From impressive stately homes and gardens to more modest natural woods, Bucks is the perfect backdrop for long Summer walks. So why not spend some time exploring one – or two - or all of them!

Well worth a trip is Cliveden Manor which overlooks the Thames and has far reaching views of beautifully formal grounds. With a new spa opening soon, you can also treat yourself to a well-deserved massage after your treacherous hike… Another must-see is the magnificent Waddesdon Manor and its ‘Feast’ festival celebrating food and drink on June 17th, which is definitely one for the diary. Defined by its Jacobean façade and delicious cream teas, Hartwell House is a timeless landscape which cannot be missed.

Father’s Day lands on June 18th  (you didn’t forget did you?) and we recommend you spend it at Bletchley Park where they are throwing a fantastic BBQ with a live swing band, dance group and beer tasting - nothing says ‘I love you’ like an alcohol fuelled afternoon. Last and certainly not least, not only does Black Park have 530 acres of woodland including an exhilarating Go Ape course, it is also running an extensive What's On programme with activities to enjoy in the warm weather.

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