Painshill Park - Cobham, Surrey I had seen the sign for Painshill Park and heard about it for about 30 years before I actually visited. I remember driving past it as a child, and I worked about 5 minutes away for nearly 10 years. I have no idea why I hadn't been before and once… Continue reading Painshill Park – Cobham, Surrey
Nestled in the heart of New Town in Edinburgh, lies the beautiful Charlotte Square and The Georgian House, run by National trust for Scotland.
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
Savill Gardens - Windsor Great Park - the first colours of spring are bursting into life in these beautiful water gardens and woodland.
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
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
Arundel Castle in |west Sussex is a picturesque, fairytale castle - it has everything you can want from a castle and a day out.
Savill Gardens in Spring - Beautiful Azaleas and Rhododendrons
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
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