Visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
The grounds are extensive and have been designed so there is something to capture your interest at every turn.
Although early in the year, apart from the snowdrops there seem to be no formal gardens. However, there are many different species of trees and plenty of wildlife such as deer, pheasants, swans and other birds and we were surprised to see ducklings in January!
The paths are wide and well made, dogs are allowed on leads, there are a few cafe areas and the estate is well signposted. Some areas are accessible free to non-members and allow a decent walk.