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Ulverscroft Grange 1/7

In the hills of Charnwood Forest between Loughborough and Leicester are the two properties belonging to the Shuttleworth Clarke Foundation, an organisation which offers help to the elderly, the disabled and young people. At Ulverscroft Grange is a very nice tearoom and charity shop set deep in the Leicestershire countryside, and this series is just a few of the many photographs I have taken when we have gone up there to enjoy lunch at this lovely place. Below the car park this little path leads into one of the many fields from which excellent views can be had all around.

Ulverscroft Grange 1/7

In the hills of Charnwood Forest between Loughborough and Leicester are the two properties belonging to the Shuttleworth Clarke Foundation, an organisation which offers help to the elderly, the disabled and young people. At Ulverscroft Grange is a very nice tearoom and charity shop set deep in the Leicestershire countryside, and this series is just a few of the many photographs I have taken when we have gone up there to enjoy lunch at this lovely place. Below the car park this little path leads into one of the many fields from which excellent views can be had all around.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jul 2012, 00:58
Thank the gawds...the topiarist has ignored all flights of fancy...
Brian Walbey: You might not say the same on Friday Ray smile
Certainly a pleasant path - looking forward to the views?!
Brian Walbey: Just a few views early in the week to give you an idea how lovely this area is Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Jul 2012, 05:51
This looks a remote spot, Brian - is it as far out as it appears?
Brian Walbey: It isn't actually too far from wither Loughborough or Leicester Lisl, but in Spring and Autumn the trees are wonderful and during May/June everywhere is a variety of shades of green, wonderful.
So deserted and pure nature
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely place to visit Chantal, although one of our big cities, Leicester, where Richard Trim lives, is only a few miles (kilometres) away.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jul 2012, 07:40
I look forward to some good countryside views Brian
Brian Walbey: Just a few to whet the appetite Chris, we should meet there for lunch next time you come up to visit Mr.Trim, you were not far from there when you went to Beacon Hill with him.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jul 2012, 08:14
This looks like an invitation of a nice walk.
Love the view.
Brian Walbey: There are some lovely walks around here Astrid, and fine lunches in the tearoom.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jul 2012, 08:23
My kind of place, Brian. I immediately begin to take deep breaths!
Brian Walbey: I just know you girls would enjoy a visit to Ulverscroft in fine weather, a pity it is so far away from Chris's home, otherwise you could meet us there for a lovely one of their excellent lunches one time when you are over here.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jul 2012, 09:02
Looks nice and pastoral (with a welcoming open gate)
Brian Walbey: It is Mike, a lovely area to walk in and the food at the tearoom is excellent.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 16 Jul 2012, 09:16
You must have asked about five hundred people to wait until you have taken your photograph Brian.
Brian Walbey: I was fortunate to have this to myself Chad, everybody was enjoying an excellent lunch in the tearoom.
If the view ids fields, I would probably like it a lot. Sounds like a good charity too.
Brian Walbey: It is a very good charity Mary, they do some fine work, and the excellent tearoom helps raise funds. It is also a lovely area to be in.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jul 2012, 12:49
Sounds like my sort of place with the tearoom. It;s a fine view you've chosen.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would enjoy lunch here Alan, and I reckon you would find the scenery somewhat impressive as well.
If this shot is any indication of the surrounding area, Brian, the hills of Charnwood Forest look to be the ideal place for taking many fine walks.
Brian Walbey: Charnwood Forest is a lovely area Beverly, I hadn't really heard of it before we moved to this area in 1989, a well kept County of Leicestershire secret.
Blimey Brian ... A great image out of what lot of us wouldn't have even glanced at.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
this looks like the start of a pleasant trip Brian
Brian Walbey: I hope you still feel the same by the end of the week Bill, we really like going out to lunch here and whilst it is nice inside it is even better sitting outside, when it's not raining!
My type of picture Brian. I would love having a walk there!
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would Richard, the whole area is beautiful.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jul 2012, 18:39
This countryside looks very English in my view - with the hedge and the plenty of trees - a pleasant, green land!
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely area of our Midlands Philine, we never tire of it, and to think we didn't even know it existed before we moved here in 1989.
Nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much John.
Verdant is the word here, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, and probably more verdant this year with all the rain.

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