Five miles to the West of Oxford, its a wildlife haven and favoured by walkers and sailors.
Home of the Oxford Sailing Club, theres a good car park – needs a couple of pound coins to exit; and a fair walk for those so inclined.
We chanced on it by accident while out shopping, and will probably re-visit with a picnic when we’re in the area.
We renewed our visitor pass for Blenheim Palace recently – pay for one visit and get a year free entry deal; as they have upgraded their indoor visitor centre it makes one more warm dry indoor space to escape the British winter. A former laundry yard has been converted into extensive shop and cafe facilities.
I’ve visited Blenheim often over the years, so despite its grandeur it loses some of the charm of photographic novelty. However a dramatic April sky showed the place in a fresh light.
Taken a couple of weeks ago, this carpet of daffs was in full bloom.
Just time for a stroll round the formal gardens watching the fountains being filled for the new season
before a squall of rain stopped play.
We stalled at traffic lights in Oxford near this old building. Must look that one up on WikiP when we get back, I thought.
The Jam Factory - website includes some nostalgic marmalade trivia. It seems that Alice in Wonderland, James Bond, Robert Falcon Scott and Her Majesty the Queen may all have been partial to Coopers Oxford marmalade.
More info on Frank Cooper’s marmalade on wikipedia.