I had a lovely visit from my Dad at the weekend and he left me in charge of planning the day. I knew I wanted to get away from the stress of university work and so I decided to listen to the recommendation from my friend who lives in Leicester and visited Bradgate park. As a lover of the countryside and considering my Dad was bringing his dog with him this seemed like the perfect idea. And it was indeed! The place is absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed a walk over the top of the park which gave us lovely views. We then had lunch in the little tearoom (their lemon cake is wonderful!) and strolled alongside the river where we saw lots of deer (see pictures below). It was of course made perfect by the gorgeous weather, but I think the park can be enjoyed rain or shine. I think it would look particularly magnificent in the snow!
It is amazing that such a beautiful and peaceful place exists just 8 miles out of the bustling city. The day really helped me to relax as it took my mind off work and allowed me to enjoy a calm and quiet environment. I really recommend giving it a visit! Here is a link to the website.