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COUNTRYSIDE HIKE POLESDEN LACEY & DENBIES VINEYARD

Hosted by a member of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 30 Sep 11:00 - 17:00

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Hike starts: 11.00am

Trains: From London Victoria and London Waterloo

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Highlights:

The walk offers several fantastic viewpoints, and despite being relatively close to London, a deep rural tranquillity. It will take you through a landscape of hidden valleys, pretty woodlands, and gentle pastures that seem lost in a golden yesterday.

The idyllic estate of Polesden Lacey (where the Queen mother had her honeymoon), a fine country house nestling just behind the North Downs escarpment is just one of the highlights of this walk.

The biggest British vineyard - Denbies Wine Estate, set in Protected content where we will have our wine tasting experience at the end of the walk is another and is a real treat!

Polesden Lacey Edwardian estate:

It is a beautiful country house and gardens that were bought by Mrs Greville, an Edwardian hostess, in Protected content re-modelled to be the perfect setting for her famous weekend parties where she entertained royalty, politicians and the best of society. we will not visit the house and grounds - however, we will access their restaurant with their home-cooked seasonal food.

Lunch at Polesden Lacey Cafeteria or bring own packed lunch
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Denbies Winery Tour 4.00pm

VIRTUAL VINEYARD TOUR:

360° ‘Virtual vineyard tour’ The tour starts in the unique circular cinema with the 20 minute surround vision film, Learn about the geology and history of the estate. Experience the changes in the vineyard through the seasons and appreciate the winemaking process from vine to bottle.

Winery Walking tour Passing through the working winery with a full commentary from Denbies Wine Tour Guide you will see the equipment used in today’s wine production. With particular emphasis on the sparkling wine disgorging line installed in Protected content

WINE TASTING

The journey ends in the atmospheric Denbies cellars where you will be guided through three of Denbies classic wines