We know we've been quiet on the Raves for a bit, but we've been rather busy and not having much time off. So when we finished the last lot of events we decided to take a day off. Not joking, a whole day off! Now we love to take Bron our CCO (Chief Canine Officer) out with us when we have days off, so it's great to find places where dogs aren't just tolerated, but welcomed and even made a fuss of. Something all owners can identify with I'm sure.
So on our day off we decided to take a trip out to Clumber Park near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. Once owned by the Dukes of Newcastle, this country estate is now run by the National Trust and boasts a beautiful park, woods and heathland covering over 3,800 acres. With a huge lake to walk round and areas to let your dog off for a run it the most lovely scenery.
Once you've had your walkies and in our case a shout at the swans and geese on the lake (the CCO likes to make her voice heard with her webfooted friends #TerrierDNA!), so no off the lead by the lake for us I'm afraid. We were able to settle down with a coffee and cake in the dog friendly room, next to the main cafe. The room is complete with dog beds, blankets, water and a treat dispenser, so you and your four legged friend can rest in there or sit out on the courtyard. (Great for the rainy or chiller day). As you can see Bron loved cuddling up in a blanket in there, whilst we enjoyed our lattes, safe in the knowledge we had a contented dog next to us.
Thank you National Trust for taking care of our historic buildings and our lovely pooches.
We would recommend a visit, we Bron and her Rovernighter loved it.
For more information on Clumber Park and its opening times check out the National Trust's webpage https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park
Happy day out!
Love the Rovernighter Team