I thought I’d share more of the shots I took yesterday. Panoramas seem much smaller in these posts.If you click on the photo, it will take you to a page with a thumbnail of it. Click on the thumbnail photo to see these bigger.
And now, a couple of regular shots, because I couldn’t resist.
Originally, there was a windmill atop this hill. It was rendered unsafe in a storm and was replaced with the tower by the Earl of Stamford, who owned this land at the time. It is said it was named ‘Old John’s Tower’ after the miller who had worked the windmill for decades. He was killed in a fire in the tower during the Earl’s heir’s coming of age celebration. The story goes that his favourite tipple was ale, so the archway was added in John the Miller’s honour.
I’ve talked about Bradgate Park here before, and I probably will again. There is so much of it to explore!