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Welcome to the Website

Many thanks for visiting the Canvins web site. A local family in the village of Deanshanger Northants this is just a site showing our latest events and other things we get up to. My Hobbies include keeping fit, Taking photos and movies and Mountain biking. We also get out walking and spend a lot of our time in National trust properties and park land. The events section will show family events including Birthdays etc, also you will find trips out in here. Our walks will show some of our treks through some of the Uk.'s most beautiful places including the Lake District, Peak District and to the top of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and wales.

Please remember i only put the last few articles on the homepage, please click events to find the page you are after.

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Polesden Lacey a National Trust house & Gardens 21st May 2016


Another wet weekend so we decided to visit Surrey and look at the old Edwardian House Polesden Lacey. The Property now belongs to the National trust and is one of their most popular places to visit. Its easy to travel to the house it lies just off the M25 near to Dorking

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Laycock Abbey & Gardens 8th May 2016

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With great weather we decided to venture into Wiltshire and a visit to the old village of Laycock. Inside the village you will find the old Abbey that was turned into a family home, also the Fox Talbot museum -

South Kensington to Euston a ten mile walk 01/05/16

With the weather looking good we decided again to head to London and walk through some historic landmarks. This walk starts at South Kensington Tube station and heads through some of the most famous city sights London has to offer

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Isle of Anglesey North Wales 24th - 28th April

Llanddwyn Island

A great trip to Anglesey North wales, we managed a couple of long walks and really good trips. We visited Beaumaris, Cemaes, Amlwch, Penmon, South Stack lighthouse, Dublin, Menai Bridge and many more places. The weather threw everything at us but we managed to keep dry.

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Sudbury Hall 15th April 2016

Sudbury Hall

We had planned a big walk in London but the weather was grim so we headed into Derbyshire to a National Trust house, Sudbury hall. This was a find by Gail who later confessed she had got the name wrong and it was by sheer chance it concluded into a good day out

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Wimpole Hall & Gardens 10th April 2016

Wimpole Mannor

We last visited this place way back in 2011 on a cold January morning. Not a lot has changed but the weather was a lot warmer this time however the crowds that head for this old stately home can be massive so get there early. Its a National Trust house with a farm for the kids to see all the livestock, also large gardens and a Folly for you to walk.

Two Tree island - 2nd April 2016

Low Tide

On a nice April day we decided to head south east to the lovely two tree island, it lies north-east of Canvey Island and south-west of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. It is connected to the mainland at Leigh by a bridge. Its run now by the Essex Wildlife trust

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