The best UK picnic spots

The best UK picnic spots

The location is just as important as the food when it comes to a good picnic. We long for gorgeous scenery and peaceful spots...

National Trust never disappoints with backdrops of gorgeous grounds or a grand house... Here are five great National Trust spots to have a wonderful picnic. 

1. Flatford, Suffolk

On the River Stour, this is a gorgeous spot. Take a lunch and sit by the water – you'll feel like you've just walked into a scene from The Wind in the Willows.

2. Peppercombe Valley, Devon

An idilic spot tucked away and hidden from the crowds. The woodland runs down to a beach with red standstone cliffs and rock pools. A secret spot to escape to during school holidays.

3. Lyme, Cheshire

Pick a spot on the vast lawns and enjoy a view of the beautiful house and lake. Follow it up with a walk - Lyme has 1400 acres of woodland, moorland and gardens to explore. 

4. Cragside, Northumberland

A good spot if you've got adventurous young ones (or adults). Venture down to the gorge or take a walk around the lake before finding a spot to enjoy a picnic.

5. Osterley Park

Borrow bikes, build dens, or go birdwatching. There's lots of family friendly activities at Osterley, as well as the lake and meadows to enjoy.And what to wear? Grab The BLANKET and The RELAXED in Ice White for easy chic.

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