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Easedale Tarn – Grasmere – Lake District

One of my favourite walks in the Lake District is Easedale Tarn near Grasmere.  Like many walks in the Lakes it has a bit of everything; country lanes, babbling streams, fields, waterfalls, old bridges, steep paths, picnic spots, cows, tarns and stunning views.  I first discovered it about 8 years ago in one of my… Continue reading Easedale Tarn – Grasmere – Lake District

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Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Wales

Perched, upon a small hill overlooking the Carew River, lies the haunting remains of Carew Castle.  A picturesque ruin built in the 13th century, this castle offers romantic views, tales of knights, war and romance, beautiful walks along the riverside, crabbing in the shallows of the water and a beautiful water mill.  I had intended… Continue reading Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Wales

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Hound Tor and Medieval Village, Dartmoor, Devon

I have spent years driving over Dartmoor and rarely have I stopped to explore it.  I have spent the odd night, usually at the Two Bridges Hotel, on my way home from Cornwall.  This year I vowed to actually stop, spend a few days here and explore properly. My drives over the moors, have often… Continue reading Hound Tor and Medieval Village, Dartmoor, Devon

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Great Sloncombe Farm, Devon

One of my favourite things about escaping London, is heading to single track roads, surrounded by drooping trees and English hedgerows, pondering over thatched cottages and dreamily looking at beautiful old farmhouses. On a recent visit to Devon, we stayed at Great Sloncombe Farm on the outskirts of Moretonhampstead on the edge of Dartmoor.  This… Continue reading Great Sloncombe Farm, Devon

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Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park

Savill Gardens in Spring - Beautiful Azaleas and Rhododendrons

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Corpse Road – Grasmere to Rydal Water Lake District

The more I visit the Lake District, the more I discover new favourite walks to add to my ever growing list of much favoured destinations.  When I had only been a few times, I made sure that on every visit I did a new one as well as my firm favourites.  But now after 12… Continue reading Corpse Road – Grasmere to Rydal Water Lake District

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Castlerigg Stone Circle – Lake District

Every time I come up to the Lake District, despite having my firm favourite walks, lakes, views, cafes, restaurants and museums I make it my mission to discover somewhere new every day.  Today, it was Castlerigg Stone Circle.  This has been on my list for some time, but deep down I had this feeling that… Continue reading Castlerigg Stone Circle – Lake District

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Summer At The Cornish Cafe – Books

I love books....I mean I really love books.  I have thousands.  They've escaped the confines of the bookcases and shelving and now spread throughout the house in zig-zagging piles in the corridors and in every room.  I think my husband would like it if I had less books...the fact that I got another 12 for… Continue reading Summer At The Cornish Cafe – Books

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Chapel Stile to Elterwater – Lake District Walks

I spent a wonderful week in half term in the Lake District with William, my 3 year old.  I've been coming to the lakes for many years, and although when he was very tiny we didn't come up now he's a bit older we've come back a few times and each time both him and… Continue reading Chapel Stile to Elterwater – Lake District Walks