It was a bright and sunny day a few months ago so we took oursleves off to Jordans Mill. It isn't far from Ampthill and was only around 25 minutes. They have recently had a major change and invested in the historic mill and site.
They offer guided tours around the mill or you can just wander around and read through the information boards. I will be honest and we didn't really spend much time in the Mill, there are lots of stairs and my companion wasn't feeling up to the climb!
We just wandered around the gardens that are laid out neatly with a paths that takes you through, and loads of seating.
There is also a meadow with a small wooded area to wander around too.
The gardens aren't vast, but depending on the weather it can be a pleasant hour.
You can click through on the link above for lots more information about the site - this is the new building that houses the restaurant and a small shop.
For those of you that have visited prior to the refurb - the shop has a limited range, but does stock most of their products along with locally milled flour and some dried fruit and cereals.
They have a range of cakes, snacks and refreshments and a lovely deck that looks over the water, with umbrellas for shade if required, and seating inside.
I couldn't resist a picture of this cheeky chap that
was climbing into a garden :)
We visited Parkside farmshop on the way there - it is only small but worth a visit and had a surprisingly amount of stock in there.