Hirsel Country Park
Another find!! Hirsel House is not open to the public but the 3,000 or so acres of woodland, river and lakeland walks are.Farming and forestry are still carried out today. In the Homestead Complex is a wonderful museum, housed in various outbuildings, depicting the historical background of the people who lived and worked here. Old farming equipment and gardening implements are on display. There is also a popular art and craft centre, where we were fascinated by the gem-stone workshop and retail outlet. Beautiful stones on display.And naturally there is a tea-room and a gallery. For the children there is a playground. When we visited, there was a whole hollow tree which children could run through.We thought the whole place excellent and for the £2 you pay to park, well worth it.