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
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.
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
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
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
Arundel Castle in |west Sussex is a picturesque, fairytale castle - it has everything you can want from a castle and a day out.
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
One of my friends once joked, that I was born in the wrong century and I should have been born in the nineteenth century. I'm not entirely sure it was actually a joke and probably not far from the truth. Although I embrace modern technology, I'm a firm fan of anything vintage. So when I… Continue reading Carters Steam Fair