A Day Out | Nymans

Ok, this is nearly two months late and it’s not as though I’ve not had the time but…anyway, a bit of waffle and some photos to document my day out, exploring yet more of my adopted home county of Sussex.

Nymans - under the stewardship of the National Trust - is located in the village of Handcross, just off the A23, approximately 35 minutes drive from the Brighton Caravan & Motorhome Club site or about 20 minutes from the Gatwick one.

Pre-booking was  strongly recommended so they could limit visitor numbers and ensure social distancing could be safely observed. It was busier than I expected but certainly not uncomfortable. The house itself was closed - not unusual in these strange times we live in, but it gives a good excuse to go back. The various retail outlets - cafĂ©, plant centre and second hand bookshop were open but I was unable to have a mooch, having dropped my mask somewhere on route after checking in at the entrance. Numpty.

It being mid October I was looking forward to some lovely displays of autumn colours and was certainly not disappointed as you will see.  I’ve called this a day out but was only there a couple of hours in truth. Add in the house though - when open again - lunch, which you could bring as a picnic; there are plenty of benches to sit on, and a more leisurely pace and it could easily be a day out. One which I would certainly recommend too.


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