I took the in-laws with me to find Grafham Water which had been recommended to me by several friends. It is only half an hours drive from us, but it was a pleasant new discovery.
What a lovely place to come for walks, bike rides, fishing or to learn how to sail.
As this was unfamiliar territory to me, I chose on the SatNav the 'shortest, but not fastest route' to get home in order to avoid the motorway. To our delight we drove through the loveliest little villages in the English countryside that I had never heard of.
To be honest, not sure I can ever find them again...
pictures are taken with my phone and are not the best