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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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In search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail

The search for the Holy Grail has captured the imagination of societies across the centuries, and is one of the most enduring legends in European literature and art. Now a European Union funded research project aims to encourage visitors to take up the quest at one of six locations in the UK and across Europe. I headed to Somerset to go in search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail trail…

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Explore the Surrey Hills AONB

The Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has been described as one of England’s finest landscapes, with its rolling chalk downs and wooded valleys.  It is also rich in heritage, and offers some unexpected surprises for anyone who explores a little deeper. I decided to find out what the area has to offer…

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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

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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The London Eye: A Bird’s Eye View

International visitors have long been fascinated by the diverse appeal that London has to offer, while British tourists often neglect their capital city in favour of an overseas package tour. But this summer the staycation is hotly tipped to make a come back. So I decided it was high time I spent a day being a tourist in my own capital, and what better place to start than a ride on the London Eye…

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Eynsham Hall: A Hidden Treasure in Oxfordshire

For most of us, getting lost is considered a nuisance. But sometimes  it is a wrong turn that leads us to discover something new and magical. So it is with great pleasure that I share the latest guest post on Amanda’s Wanderlust, as Brooke Herron from A Different Kind of Travel reminds us that there can be hidden treasures (like Eynsham Hall) around every corner. 

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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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