On Wednesday, 15th of December, 2021, a coach party of National Trust group members enjoyed an afternoon and evening visit to see the Belton House Light Trail. The weather was perfect for our visit with the sun shining as we left Hucknall Market at 2.30 pm and the rest of the day remained dry and very mild for December – even the wind stayed calm for us!!
After passing through Grantham – once described as “England’s most boring town” we arrived safely at Belton House in perfect time to start the Trail. On arrival we met up in the Courtyard at Belton House where some members took the opportunity to have a warm drink before starting on the Trail.
The Trail itself was quite amazing with glorious displays of colour centred around the buildings and the features in the grounds. There was a tunnel of white lights to pass through before we passed some beautiful displays lighting up the trees, water areas and planted areas that make up the Belton Estate. Many members took the opportunity to take photographs. While on the Trail there were further refreshment points with the chance to roast your own marsh mellows proving popular.
Once at the end of the Trail there was still time to revisit the Courtyard which included food outlets and the National Trust shop. Everyone was safely and happily back on the bus in time for our departure back to Hucknall at 7.30 pm. A big thank you goes out to our driver Paul, from JB Tours, who got us safely back in Hucknall for 8.30 pm. All the members had enjoyed what had proved to be a very pleasant visit.
The group will restart (Covid permitting ) in March 2022