Photo-outing: Nikon Owner West Midlands, Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Nikon Owner West Midlands Photo-outing
Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
Saturday, 29th September 2012
10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Following the successful photographic outing of the re-formed West Midlands Group at Baddesley Clinton a few weeks ago, Peter Jepson, the organizer of the group, is pleased to announce that the next photo-excursion will take place at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire on Saturday, 29th September 2012.


Photo credit: National Trust

Charlecote Park is a grand 16th century country house surrounded by its own deer park on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne, about four miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and five and a half miles south of Warwick. It is a Grade I listed building and a National Trust property. It was built in 1558 by Sir Thomas Lucy, and Queen Elizabeth I stayed in the room that is currently the drawing room.

The general outline of the Elizabethan house remains, and the gardens include a formal parterre, colourful herbaceous planting, a woodland walk and the wider parkland which was landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in about 1760 and has exceptional views across the River Avon. All this offers some wonderful photographic opportunities. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times, and the story goes that William Shakespeare allegedly poached rabbits and deer in the park as a young man and was brought before magistrates as a result, although the story may be more myth than reality.

Where to meet: Charlecote Park car park

Time to meet: 10.00 a.m.

Approximate finish time: 2.00 p.m.

Lunch: You can bring your own or if you prefer, you can eat at the National Trust café

How to get there

By car: 6 miles south of Warwick on north side of B4086. Use postcode CV35 9ER for SatNav

By train: Stratford-upon-Avon 5 miles; Warwick 6 miles; Warwick Parkway 8 miles. Leamington Spa 8 miles. Taxis available from all stations.

Further information:

We suggest you wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing as it is an outside photo-outing. Family members are very welcome.

Although there is no charge for attending the outing, as this is a National Trust property, there will be an entrance fee.


If you would like to attend this photographic outing, would you kindly send an e-mail to Gillian Greenwood as well as adding your name to the thread on the message board for Peter Jepson.

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

DISCLAIMER: Peter Jepson and Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of organizing and facilitating these photographic meetings and outings on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come to such an outing will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand and agree to this as a condition of joining the event. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety at all times and the safety of their possessions, and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by Peter Jepson or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard.



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