The weather said rain was likely, and I almost cancelled my plans to take a walk at Wentworth Castle Gardens because you know, getting caught in a potential downpour isn't all that fun. Thankfully, as I left the motorway, the sun crept out from the clouds and brightened up the skies to be a gorgeous, albeit chilly day.
Wentworth Castle Gardens is a fairly recent aquisition for the National Trust, with it opening to the public under their management in June 2019. Wentworth Castle is a grade-I listed country house, the former seat of the Earls of Strafford, at Stainborough, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire,. It is now home to the Northern College for Residential and Community Education. Visitors cannot enter the house or 'castle' itself given it is now used as a college, but the gardens and parkland are open to the public.