VISIT | Wandering the Georgian lake at Newent | Gloucestershire
Dilly-dally through the park and watch the ducks
Newent Lake and Park are made for ambling - take half an hour, take an afternoon - just sit, ponder, meander and dwell
A sleepy hidden secret in this Gloucestershire market town of Newent
Take in the park - once part of a grand Georgian house - complete with mighty water feature
"...this remnant of a grand estate..."
It's an easy step from the town car park to Newent Park Lake. Trundle your way towards anything which catches your eye. Once part of the Georgian pile of Newent Court, those with an acquired historical curiosity may see the evidence of landscape design and expense. For it is not just the lake, which is grand in scale and quaint, but the trees and bridges.
One can feel justifiably robbed that where residential housing now stands was once that of this grand estate and garden. But the remnants which stand before you are a good example of how the old and ancient can be integrated into modern life.
But now, get in time with this place. As you meader or stop, take in a bench or two, watch as children take in a picnic or the smile and nod at the dog-walkers and locals as they amble past you. There are plenty of ducks and geese. A fountain. And plenty of flat path to keep you on the right path as you either lap the lake or follow the push and pull of this place.
But be aware, those who think a simple lake is of no interest, Newent Park Lake offers something more. It draws you into staying longer, pausing more intently, gazing in fond intrigue and maybe, just maybe, you may find yourself asking how time passed so quickly and how you've stayed here so long.
Newent Park and Lake - a remant of the past but with pleasurable gifts for the present.
Directions and Map |
Find Newent Lake in the centre of the town near a handy adjacent car park