If you want to take your mum somewhere this Mother's Day you'll want to try the circular walk around Painshill Park. You can treat your mum and yourself to tea and cake.
Even better, there's not just one but two different sites you could have afternoon tea at. One is at the Gothic Tower Cafe, while the other is at Mr Hamilton's Tea Rooms. You can enjoy lunch, cake, hot drinks, ice-cream or homemade scones.
Painshillis an 18th-century landscape garden that boasts 158 acres. It was created by Hon. Charles Hamilton between 1738 and 1773, and now it's open for anyone to stroll and wander along the woodlands, lakes and historic buildings.
You and your mumcan still walk the historic route, that lasts approximately two and a half miles, that Hamilton's guests would have walked. There's also an accessible route that lasts one and a half miles, as well as an alternative accessible route.
Thehistoric walkstarts at the education and visitor centre, and you'll soon walk towards the Gothic Temple, passing gardens and a statue on the way.
Along the historic route, you can expect to see sites such as the narrow openings of the Gothic Temple frame, known as the "living painting". You can stand inside to see the views.
Then, you'll pass through the Chinese Peninsula Plantings before crossing the Chinese Bridge into the area known as The Grotto. Here, you'll see thousands of crystals, including original ones that were recovered from archaeological work. The crystals were used to restore theCrystal Grotto, but you should check for opening times.
穿过木桥,继续指出low the red line as you walk along the Serpentine lake. You will see views of the Ruined Abbey and the Five Arch Bridge.
After this, you'll be approaching the Alpine Valley by the River Mole. In the woodland you'll pass old trees, including English Oak and the Great Cedar.
When you approach the Gothic Tower Café, you'll be nearing the end of your walk, but you should check opening times beforehand so that you're not disappointed. After this, you'll set off again towards the Elysian Plains and the Temple of Bacchus.
Historically, the route would have ended at the Turkish Tent. This is the end of the route, but to get back to the visitor centre, you can cross the Five Arch Bridge you passed earlier and walk along the tellow route to find a view of the Ruined Abbey. For more information on the walk see thePainshill website.
From November to March, the park is open daily from 10am until 4pm, with the last entry from 3pm. Then from April to October the park is open daily from 10 am until 6pm, with the last entry being 4.30pm. You should also check the Crystal Grotto and Gothic Tower for opening times, as these might change for special events.