Because it was half term, and the weather was fine but cold, the new centre was very busy on Sunday . The world, his wife, his children and his dog were there and the new car park was full. We enjoyed a very good walk but it was quite different approaching the gardens from a new direction.
However, we were in for a bigger surprise when we got to the lakes. A sculler was practising on the larger of the two ornamental lakes (simply called The Lake). This is the first time in over a decade of visiting the property that we had seen any evidence of rowing on what is a very small section of water. It can only be around 350m at its longest - even shorter than the old Llandaff Regatta sprint course! It looked like the sculler came from Stowe School. I suppose the water is very handy for some light training.
Sculling at Stowe School
Map of The Lake, Stowe