Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Britwell Salome

Britwell Salome  is between Watlington and Benson. It's a really small village but it has all the necessaries for a few hours of fun. The park and recreation ground are really easy to find, they are just before the The Red Lion pub on  the B4009, on the right hand side as you are coming from Benson. There's no public loo but staying long enough might mean you're tempted into the pub! I find that usually publicans are kind about this sort of thing when little ones are involved. 

Find this park on the google map I made for you. 


 Lovely slide.

Skeletal shade...let's hope it fills out soon enough.


 'Assault course' style park. 

There's no fireman's pole or zip wire, but these are just the preoccupations in our household. 

I would say the park is not ideal for very small children, but the swing may be fine. 

There is a farm shop, also called the Red Lion, here. It is on the other side of the pub and is well sign posted.  There are loads of parking spaces.  When we went in there were three lovely assistants, who let me take a picture of this stand, which for obvious reasons impressed me: 

They were all very keen to promote local businesses and there are many business cards on their counter.

If you carry all the way down along Red Lion Farm road you will come to a little triangular area at the intersection of three roads, which looks out on an amazing view across the Chilterns. People have knocked down bedroom walls and replaced them with huge glass windows in order to get a better view. I can't really blame them! 

Britwell Salome is also on the Ridgeway. It was a cricket club but no school. 

Of course, there is a church in Britwell Salome, on the left hand side of the village as you drive towards Watlington. It is fairly obvious where it is. However, there is not much room for parking outside and it is right next door to a working farm.