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3 Things I Love about Wild Guides (+giveaway)

If you’re planning a UK holiday this summer you must get your hands on a Wild Guide. Created by Wild Things Publishing, Wild Guides are the ultimate compendium to help you discover the best wild experiences the country has to offer. I’m giving you the chance to win your very own Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England. Read on to find out how you can discover hidden places, great adventures and the good life in my summer travel giveaway!

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A visit to Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

More than 180 years after six Dorset men were sentenced to transportation to Australia for swearing an oath to a new trade union, people still gather each year to honour their story. This weekend, I headed to the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival for the first time to help celebrate the roots of the trade union movement…

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Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for good food since 1998, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall first brought his food ethos to Channel 4 with a particular focus on food-integrity, sustainability and the consumption of local and seasonal produce. I went along to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair to see if this ethos continues to be at the heart of what they do…. Continue reading Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

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Forest Holidays: A Woodland Hideaway

A visit to Forest Holidays is all about finding a little sanctuary deep in the forest. A place to relax and recharge your batteries, but also to reconnect with nature and rediscover your place in the natural world.  So for the next stop in my tour of the best of South West of England sustainable tourism, I headed to the most northerly county in the region for a forest holiday in the Forest of Dean…

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5 Reasons to do the Eden Project SkyWire

Botanical gardens are not normally associated with high adrenaline activities, but then The Eden Project is no normal botanical gardens! Here you can fly over the biomes on England’s longest and fastest zip wire, plummet at 50mph from a 65ft cliff on a giant swing, or free fall from a 12-metre platform! In case you’re feeling tempted (or even if you’re not), I’ve put together my top 5 reasons to do the Eden Project SkyWire this Summer.

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Discover the Eden Project in Spring

The Eden Project is one of the best known visitor attractions in the South West of England. But it has stayed true to it’s original brief, an educational charity which connects us with the living world and enables us to explore how we can work towards a better future. I went along to the Eden Project in Spring to see how it continues this mission, 15 years since it first opened…

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Guilt-free Luxury at Merlin Farm

All too often, people think that going green is associated with denying yourself extra comfort; going back to basics, austere and simple. This is a hard sell if you’re in the holiday industry! So I was excited to visit Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages in Cornwall,  where they are challenging this assumption and ensuring sustainability is all about offering guests a little luxury that doesn’t cost the earth…

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Inside the UK’s original green festival

Green Gathering is completely off-grid and noncommercial, with the aim of promoting sustainability.  Now in its third decade it stays stubbornly true to its founding values. But what makes the UK’s original green festival shine on as a beacon for change despite some challenging times along the way..?

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