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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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Living History Festival – Weald and Downland Living Museum

Get yourself down to the Living History Museum at the Weald and Downland Living Museum tomorrow - Sunday June 3rd.  And if you're reading this after tomorrow, then put it in your diary for next Summer now! The Weald and Downland Living Museum (formerly Weald and Downland Open Air Museum) is renowned for their living… Continue reading Living History Festival – Weald and Downland Living Museum

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Arundel Castle – West Sussex

Arundel Castle in |west Sussex is a picturesque, fairytale castle - it has everything you can want from a castle and a day out.

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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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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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Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, West Sussex

There are a number of museums that were firm favourites of mine as a child and the Amberley Chalk Pits Museum in Amberley, West Sussex was one of them.  I remember the first time we ever went - the car park is right beside the train station and I as excited to wave to everyone… Continue reading Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, West Sussex

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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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Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey

Deep in the heart of the emerald green trees and the rolling fields of Surrey lies a beautiful stretch of the River Wey.  Just off the main road is an easily missed entrance to a once important Abbey.  An artificial lake, adorned by reeds, rippling with swans, ducks and coots leads you along the path… Continue reading Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey

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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