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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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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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Stratford Olympic village to Hampstead Heath. 13mile walk through East and North London 19/3/16

Parkland Walk

The starting place for this walk is the olympic village of Stratford , there are many modes of transport to reach the start, we used the Jubilee line to stratford underground station then the DLR to pudding mill lane and the start point. Stratford has seen a total redevelopment due to the 2012 olympics and you walk past the impressive stadium, soon to be the ground of West Ham

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Osterley Park & Gardens 12/3/16

Osterley park

At just a stones throw away from Heathrow Airport, you will be amazed at this tranquil huge parkland right under the flight path. The National Trust property of Osterley Park on a gorgeous day in march , made for a nice spring walk and a day to try out a new camera . The large house is surrounded by large woodlands

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Swindon & the GWR Museum 3/2/2016

Swindon steam museum

A day out at the History of the GWR steam museum in Swindon. I wanted to try out my new camera so we decided due to poor weather to give it a try. Only £18 to get in and it turned out to be a great day loads to see in there and also very well set out for both Adults and Children

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Avebury and the Stone circles. 20th Feb 2016


On another grim wet winters day we decided to walk around the Neolithic henge and small village of Avebury in Wiltshire , this is a unesco world heritage site and is just a great place to visit. In the summer you have to get there early or the car parks get to busy however on a wet February morning we had no problem. The Henge and museums are run by the national trust

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