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22
Jun
2015
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All about the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Here in the UK, we have some of Europe’s best walking and cycling routes right on our doorstep. We’ve already taken a look at some of the many sprawling National Trails on our lands, but the next instalment in our “All about the…” series is one of our personal favourites. When you think of Yorkshire you might think of puddings, terriers and tea; but when we think of Yorkshire, we think of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Yorkshire Wolds

Image courtesy of traildino.com

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of four National Trails located in the county, and stretches for 79 miles from Hessle to Filey – so if you’ve ever trekked along the Cleveland Way before you’ll have either started or finished at an end-point of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. It’s considered one of the best trails for newbies as it’s not too long, the terrain isn’t as challenging, and there’s plenty to see and do en route.

The whole walk will take you around five to six days, but if you need to pick and choose which stretches you want to walk, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect.

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20
May
2015
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Unusual sports in Great Britain

When you consider the quintessential British summer, it probably involves garden parties, canapés and…bog snorkelling?

Image copyright: Thomas Kelly/Flickr

No, you haven’t misread. Britain is home to some weird and wonderful sports over the summer months and offers some interesting alternatives to traditional summer sports and activities, like tennis and cricket.

Fancy trying something new this year?

 

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18
May
2015
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Things to do in Durham

If you were in New York City and a local asked you where they should visit during their stay in England, you’ll certainly say London; for busy urban areas, you’ll likely say Manchester and Birmingham; for vibrancy and scenic seaside qualities, you might say the Westcountry or Brighton. One place that doesn’t necessarily spring to mind, however, is Durham.

durham cathedral

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11
May
2015
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Spring scenery around Britain

We’re lucky in Britain that our seasons are so wonderfully defined; each one quite distinct from its predecessor due to the colour of the leaves on the trees, the abundance of native flowers and the low-lying mist on the ground. It would be difficult to choose a favourite season, even the tumultuous grey skies of late autumn, the withering heat of summer and the frozen ground of mid-winter have their charms – but there’s something about spring; this awakening of nature after its sleepy hibernation and regeneration of flora and fauna.

Here are a few places where you can enjoy the best spring scenery in Britain – if not the world! Read More

30
Mar
2015
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All about the South Downs Way

South Downs WaySituated between Eastbourne and Winchester, the South Downs Way is a designated National Trail which meanders 101 miles through some of Sussex and Hampshire’s most stunning countryside.

From chalky cliffs to endless green fields, it’s a popular route which attracts walkers, hikers, horse riders and bikers; not to mention families having a picnic or couples enjoying a short stroll.

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9
Mar
2015
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Top 10 English Heritage Castles

English Heritage protects and preserves some amazing historical buildings across the country. Last summer they asked their facebook fans for their top 10 favourite castles – and here’s the list…

1. Dover Castle, Kent

Dover Castle Copyright Robin DraytonStanding high above the White Cliffs, Dover Castle has guarded our shores for over 900 years. You need a whole day, maybe two to uncover everything Dover Castle has to offer, from meeting medieval royalty in the Great Tower to exploring deep underground in the Wartime Tunnels.

“Time travel castle! My imagination was sent into overdrive. Secret tunnels, medieval banquets, beautiful chapels all in one place.”

“My favourite castle is Dover because we love pretending to be medieval knights and then straight onto secret WWII operations all in a day!”

“Eight hours of pure pleasure and not a minute unfilled. Best day ever for all ages. Not to be missed.”.

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4
Mar
2015
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Must-visit British film locations

The locations in which films are set often end up playing just as large a part in the story as the actors and actresses. While film fans can’t necessarily head out and meet the people they see in British films, they can visit the places in which they were shot. For some inspiration, here are some suggestions of must-visit film locations in Britain. 

Braveheart – multiple locations in Scotland

braveheart-1You know a film is popular when tourism in its main location suddenly goes through the roof, and that’s exactly what happened in the city of Stirling and other locations in Scotland following Braveheart’s 1995 release. Read More

2
Mar
2015
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2015 British Walking festivals

Updated! See the new 2016 British Walking Festivals on the #GetOutside blog for all returning and new events.
Get more from the outdoors in 2015 with this collection of walking festivals across Britain. From pushchair and wheelchair friendly family walks to extreme challenges or wildlife spotting to local history, there’s something for everyone.If you are organising a walking festival in 2015 and you are not listed please get in touch.

Summit of Ben Lomond, © Iain Russell


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17
Feb
2015
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Things to do in Devon

DevonDevon is a gorgeous place to visit at any time of year. Whether you’re going for a romantic staycation, a fun-filled family day out or a solo walking holiday, you’re in for a real treat. Whilst you may have already booked yourself a luxury hotel or sweet little cottage, do you know what you’re actually going to do in Devon during your visit?

We all know that a Devon cream tea is a must, but if you need a little more inspiration than that, here are some great things you (and the kids) can get up to on your Devonshire holiday. Read More