Fly away with us

It is often on those cold, dark winter days that we start thinking about flying away to sunnier destinations. Holiday companies clearly know this as soon as Christmas is over we are bombarded with TV adverts of shimmering beaches and inspirational landscapes.

Well, we can’t promise you the beaches or the cocktails of further afield but we can take you away, albeit momentarily, to a slightly sunnier time and invite you to fly with us over Charelcote

These images were taken late last year by Commission Air to help us record the landscape as it is today. Unfortunately we didn’t fly with them to take the photos but we know someone who regularly flies over the park who can tell you what it is like…

Rachel McCombie of Air Experiences often flies from Wellesbourne Airfield. Recently she had a blog published on the Warwickshire Life website.

On the right wingtip on the final approach to runway 18 at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield lies a true gem of the Warwickshire countryside: Charlecote Park, a beautiful 16th century country house run by the National Trust.

Built in 1558, Charlecote has many links with notable figures in English history. Elizabeth I stayed there in the room that is now the drawing room, while none other than William Shakespeare is said to have poached rabbits and deer in the park’s Capability Brown-inspired landscaped grounds.

From the air, it’s clear that the estate today is as brimming with visitors as it is with the fallow deer that have resided in its extensive deer park since Tudor times. It’s also easy to…

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Charlecote by Rachel McCombie

Charlecote by Rachel McCombie


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