Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 18th April, 2020)
I'd seen a photo of a squirrel dining at one of those tables on youtube only last week. The table was made from freshly-cut, un-treated timber and screwed high upon a garden wall. High Tea indeed.
It's such a famous landmark, I have often wondered where the name comes from.
Perhaps flowering cherry trees were nearby ar sometime..
Is that Howard and Marina outside?
Thanks Irene for cheering me up a bit at these very sad and emotional times.
If it is them two star crossed lovers Irene they'll get a hefty fine - how very dare they !
The pubs seen better days.
Is this still a pub or a pub/gastro restaurant? Hmmm, I'd quite like to go there one day and drop off for a pint or so after a nice walk. Are there nice areas to walk around there?
Another example of social distance.Cyclist yet again
Chris - the pub backs onto the Douglas Valley, with Haigh Hall beyond. There are numerous circular walks you can do from there, which, at a different time than this, will bring you back to the pub for a refreshing pint.
Veronica, I was told around 50 years ago that Lord Gerard had a lot of cherry orchards around there at one time, and that's were the name came from.
Chris the pub is quite close to Haigh Country Park where you can have a good scenic walk, you can get into or exit from either the main entrance opposite the hospital, or go down Leyland Mill Lane then go right at the roundabout up Hall Lane and the entrance is past the former Gate Lodge.
Thought as much Cyril - in fact I think there was a cherry tree at the side on the left.