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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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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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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

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Beatrix Potter – Lake District – Writer, Illustrator and countrywoman

I had never really thought about the connection between writers and gardens, until I attended a workshop at the Chelsea Physic Gardens last May, hosted by writer and journalist Jackie Bennett.  Suddenly a whole world of beautiful gardens and landscapes took on a whole new meaning as we saw how they had influenced the lives… Continue reading Beatrix Potter – Lake District – Writer, Illustrator and countrywoman

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Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

As a child I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, I had my regular cartoons and Worzel Gummidge which I loved.  My mum was not a big TV watcher, but what we always, without fail, sat down to enjoy was a good Agatha Christie.  Be it Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, we were hooked.  I… Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

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Chapel Porth Beach, Cornwall

When you visit a place every year, you might think it would be hard to find something new to do.  But despite going to Cornwall every year for a couple of weeks, from a verty young age, I always make it my mission to find a new place to explore and especially to find a… Continue reading Chapel Porth Beach, Cornwall

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Godrevy Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

Cornwall is well known for its golden sands, crystal clear turquoise waters, its amazing surf and beaches that stretch for miles around coves and caves.  Godrevy Beach ticks all of those boxes and is a must for surfers, families and anyone who just loves the beach. I only discovered Godrevy Beach last summer when I… Continue reading Godrevy Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

The iconic image of St Michael's Mount, just off the coast of the village of Marazion is perhaps one of the West Country's most recognisable. Here lies St Michael's Mount, a majestic medieval castle and church built upon a large granite rock with far reaching views out to sea and towards Penzance.  This is perhaps… Continue reading St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

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Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

I recently discovered Dorset – not that I didn’t know it was there before, but more the fact that I never visit there as my obsession for many years has been Cornwall.  My grandparents used to go on holiday in Dorset every year and we have a wonderful collection of family holiday snaps taken in… Continue reading Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

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Penshurst Place, Kent

Anyone who knows me will know that my ideal day out will consist of 1 of 4 things: a beautiful building, a beautiful beach, beautiful countryside or a beautiful garden. Penhurst Place ticks two of those things...except it's not beautiful...it's stunning, glorious, magical - there's not enough words to describe it. Another place that has… Continue reading Penshurst Place, Kent