Wednesday Walk through the Gardener's Tunnel to the Deer Park

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We started off our walk going past the old gardener's shed in the grounds of an old stately home.
The shed still had items in it from years gone by.

I loved the old cabinet in the shed. Even though it's battered and some drawers were missing, it would still be a desirable piece amongst the antique collectors.

We then saw the opening of the Gardener's Tunnel. Believe it or not, the tunnel was built to hide the gardeners from the view of the people who owned the house.

It was a common practice years ago to hide gardeners/servants from the people living in the stately homes. You couldn't possibly spoil rich people's views! The tunnel itself has recently been restored by the National Trust and is Grade 2 listed.

The tunnel is only 64 metres long but quite dark. Thankfully, there was a bit of light coming through from the other end.

We managed to walk through it without tripping up. We quickly spotted the deer in the next field.

It had been teeming it down with rain when we arrived, but the sun came out and the deer were taking full advantage of it.

It was a short, but interesting walk for #wednesdaywalk by @tattoodjay.



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It sure was an interesting walk @ellenripley 😁
Beautiful to see the gardeners shed and that cabinet, yep wanted by many. Hehe
The tunnel is scary but I do like the photographs you took and edited.
The deer 🦌 are stunning. You came pretty close.
Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful midweek 👋🏻☀️

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Thank you. Only cropped the tunnel photos. Just stuck my arm out and clicked away! It doesn't even look like my brother. 😃

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You are welcome @ellenripley
Funny thing… probably because of the moved photo. But the effect it created. Stunning! 😎

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I have never heard of a gardeners tunnel, but I guess it makes sense the rich and famous back then didnt want to have to see the working class, bloody snobs LOL

Such an interesting walk, love those shots in the tunnel

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Thank you @tattoodjay. If I was the gardener, the tunnel would suit me, as I wouldn't want to see the people in the house!

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Actually come to think of it the same for me ;)

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This was such a cool walk, Julie! @ellenripley Isn't it funny that you want these people to make your house beautiful, but, please!!! I don't want to have to look at you! How gauche! :)

The idea of it is pretty cool, but the shed was super awesome with that cabinet in it! That would surely be a find in a shop!!!

Lovely walk, as always!

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Thank you Denise. I love the tunnels but people were such snobs. Having said that, I might dig a tunnel so my neighbours don't see me going to the shop for yet more chocolate! 💖

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Haha!! They really are were such snobs!! I would dig a tunnel, but, I might fall in and my dog would probably bury me like her bone.

Shop for chocolate? Have it delivered! LOL

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Now that's an idea!

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I'm so lazy. I work smarter not harder.

Nosy neighbors!

Yikes! LOL

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