Ten of the Amblers had a very enjoyable day trip to Mount Edgcumbe, via the bus and the Cremyll ferry on a glorious sunny day in July.
The tudor-style mansion was built 100 years before the Mayflower sailed and is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. In 1971, the 7th Earl sold the estate to Cornwall County Council and Plymouth City Council and its been open to the public since 1988.
The grounds and the views over Plymouth Sound are stunning and the group enjoyed meandering up to the Folly and stopping for a picnic lunch and an ice cream before taking the ferry back to the Barbican and bus home to Tavistock.
If you haven’t visited don’t delay. Its a lovely setting with wonderful views, an interesting history and many walks that can be enjoyed, including walking to Cawsands and getting a ferry back to the Barbican.
On this occasion, as the weather was very warm, the Amblers stayed within the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe, enjoyed the sea breezes and soaked up the views. (photos courtesy of Imogen Monk)