Aug 122018

We packed up and left in light rain at about 9.40 this morning. We left the campsite and went a short way on the A40 before joining the M5 north towards Birmingham, the rain varied between light and pretty heavy. There were a couple of sections of roadworks with 50mph speed limits including the junction of the M5 and M6. We then joined the M6 and had heavy rain started to fall. There were lots of sections of roadworks and some with 50mph limits and at least 1 with a 30mph speed limit. We turned off the M6 at junction 17 towards Congleton, as we went over the motorway we saw that it was now stationary traffic on the northbound M6, lucky we left here. On the outskirts of Congleton we found an Aldi supermarket that was open and we eventually found somewhere to park and did some food shopping. It was pretty busy and so we spent some time queuing up to pay. We then continued on our journey to Capesthorne Hall arriving at about 12.30. We had a pre-allocated pitch and made our way to it. In the wash block we found a letter addressed to us with all the site information in and our receipt. Very efficient and no staff required.

After lunch we took a walk around the grounds and took some photos of the stately home and its grounds.