Friday, 20 November 2015

A trip to Pollok Country Park

pollok country park house glasgow scotland red trees leaves garden autumn

Does anyone in Scotland remember autumn this year?  It was brief but beautiful and definitely my favourite time in the whole calendar.  Tam and I managed to pick the perfect weekend to finally pay a visit to Pollok Country Park at the start of the month.  The trees were a glorious mixture of golds and reds and there was plenty of opportunity for my preferred activity of crunching through leaves without having to wear a jacket. (I know, I have pretty specific tastes)

pollok country park house glasgow scotland fallen leaves walking

pollok country park house glasgow scotland fairy garden horseshoe

pollok country park house glasgow scotland red leaves falling autumn

pollok country park house glasgow scotland dog

pollok country park house glasgow scotland autumn

I spent most of the afternoon trying to capture the rapidly falling leaves on camera, squealing with delight over the tiny fairy village and making friends with that beautiful doggy.  We got a nice surprise when we realised the house was open too - I just assumed all National Trust properties closed in October (because it seems that way if you give the membership book a quick glance) but Pollok House is open all year.  I think it might become our walking place of choice over winter since I can be assured of cake and a country house wander in the middle!

pollok country park house glasgow scotland autumn leaves

pollok country park house glasgow scotland ducks

pollok country park house glasgow scotland garden autumn

pollok country park house glasgow scotland garden steps

lighthouse garden pollok country park house glasgow scotland

pollok country park house glasgow scotland

Has anyone been?  I was inspired to visit after reading Mimmi's post way back in May but typically, only got round to going months later!  The entrance to the park is two minutes from Pollokshaws West station, which is a great location but watch out for train times on Sundays - we just missed a train in both directions and had to wait ages since I've got so used to just leaving the house and diving on a train every other day.  Lesson learned.

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