A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lytham Hall
A hidden Lancashire gem that is easily accessible and free to visit (grounds) is Lytham Hall. It’s a stunning Georgian House and former ancestral home of the Clifton family.
I’d chosen the perfect autumnal day for my visit. Clear blue skies, bright sunshine and leaves starting to turn made it a delight.
The hall itself was closed (weekends only over winter) https://www.lythamhall.org.uk/ but I shall stick to exterior images this time.
If you are coming by train it’s a short. It was a pleasant walk from the station and if by car there is ample car parking for a reasonable fee. very quiet when I visited, making uninterrupted photography easy. I did find works vans parked up at the side curtailed one shot I had in mind. That said, I quite liked this one of the house peeping out from a handsome avenue of trees.
Sunlight through trees makes for such a lovely scene.
Amongst the woodland estate at Lytham is a couple of fishing lakes/ponds, also very much worth the attention of my camera.
Still water and reflections is a favourite of mine and the wooden jetty in the foreground adds depth and interest.
In contrast, smaller more ‘rustic’ pond (below) sits further round amongst the woods and made a pleasant spot for a picnic. Again, it is the reflections on the water I particularly like.
As well as the beautiful parkland surrounding the hall, I can strongly recommend the cafe with it’s library feel interior and quiet courtyard outside. There’s one or two little ‘shops’ on site too, selling antiques, garden ornaments, souvenirs and bric-a-brac, just to complete your visit.
On my way out, the lovely entrance gate caught my eye and in particular the sun glinting off the top of the lovely wrought iron gate.
I hope you have enjoyed this stroll round Lytham Hall and that it will inspire you to make a visit soon. Look out for more Photographer’s Ramblings coming soon.