Slightly different extended bank holiday outings for me. I thought about walking out on Dartmoor or the coast, the weather was certainly forecast to be good enough. But I chose instead to head to a couple of National Trust places, make use of my membership and have a couple of simple days out and a cream tea or two. First up was Tyntesfield, not far from Bristol, so a fair drive for me to get there. Its a Gothic Revival House and casts a striking figure against the soft parkland landscape. It was a place you see the sign for as I head up and down the M5, normally on route to and from the Lake District. As with lots of NT properties the walks aren’t far, but this one does do a good job of looping around the house so you get to see from all sides and the interior of the house is lovely. The second walk was at Cotehele, just inside Cornwall and one I’ve visited quite a few times now. The house looked lovely and the walk down to the quay and back up through the woods was a good one and enough to have earned an ice cream. The rest of the weekend was mainly pottering, decorating or just relaxing really and nothing like what I thought I’d get up to with 4 days off. Still they were lovely places to visit.