As I said in my previous post, we gave up on our original plan of walking all the way to Ripley and took the bus from Wormald Green instead. Walking would have been possible, but not very nice (and dangerous) along the road; also, it would have taken us at least another 2 hours, which would have timed our arrival there so late the castle grounds would not have been open for much longer.
First, we had a walk outside the castle grounds. Then, we went to the beautiful church. I have blogged about it before; you can find the old post with some more information here. The castle grounds were next.
There was this little fellow - I think he lives in the church, always there to give people a bear hug!
Next up will be more of Ripley castle and its beautiful park.