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    Five fantastic walking holidays in the UK

    5 great walking holidays in the UK

    From a stroll around the park to a countryside hike, walking’s taken on a new meaning for many of us over the last year. In the midst of restrictions it’s been a chance to connect with the world around us at a time when we’ve been feeling so disconnected. Over the last year I’ve fallen in love with walking, from following the footpaths around my house to tackling the 102-mile Cotswold Way, and I can’t wait to travel further afield for more UK walks.

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  • On the Luce in 2020
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    On the Luce in 2020

    Since I started blogging in 2011, I’ve done a review at the end of each year – a look back at the last 12 months in travel and on the blog,…

  • One-week UK cities by train itinerary
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    One-week UK cities by train itinerary

    Travelling across the four corners of England – from London and Brighton in the southeast to Bristol in the southwest, Manchester and Liverpool in the northwest to Leeds in the northeast…

  • The road to Moab, Utah
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    12 of the best southwest USA scenic drives

    With National Parks, snow-capped mountains, red rocks and sandy deserts, the landscapes of the southwest USA make it one of the best places in the world for a road trip –…

  • Cotswold stone cottages in Lower Slaughter
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    A weekend in The Cotswolds: A 48-hour itinerary

    With its green rolling hills, honey-stone villages, country pubs, mansions and manicured gardens, the Cotswolds’ film set good looks make it the quintessential English countryside destination. I’m lucky enough to have…

  • St Ives harbour
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    One-week coastal Cornwall by train itinerary

    Surf on golden beaches, visit colourful fishing villages, walk rugged coast paths, admire tropical gardens and feast on Cornish pasties and cream teas as you travel from St Ives to Plymouth…

  • One-week Historic England by train itinerary
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    One-week Historic England by train itinerary

    From the Vikings to the Victorians, the Romans to the Reformation, travel across the country and back through time on this journey through Historic England by train. You’ll follow in the…