Saturday, 24 January 2009

Lock Cottage

We have just got home from a lovely week spent at Lock Cottage, an early 19th century lock keeper's cottage owned by the Landmark Trust on the Birmingham and Worcester canal. We did lots of walking, eating, drinking, reading and sketching - but not a great deal else! Lots of lovely walks up and down the towpath and across the fields, then back to the cottage for tea and a bun in front of a roaring log fire.

We only saw one boat go through the locks outside the cottage, but we did see a fox and lots of ducks, moorhens, fieldfares and redwings.

Who would have thought a holiday near Bromsgrove would be so lovely?

1 comment:

Barbara said...

That is so true of all Landmark Trust properties that I've visited so far. They have so much character themselves that you don't want to stray far and you don't need to either as there's so much to do and see within the immediate area. Look at any property in the Handbook and you'll see a map showing places to visit within 15 miles. (of course you know all this) Later this year I'm staying 3 nights at Lengthsman's Cottage on the Stratford Canal and I know it won't be anywhere near long enough - and we won't visit Stratford either. Glad you had a good time. The photos are super as usual. Barbara