Lynton & Lynmouth a Charming Harbour and Town
Lynton & Lynmouth is a two-tier town, a harbour on Lynmouth Bay and a small Victorian town on the cliff top. The journey between the two is made easier for pedestrians by the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Snuggling into a small bay on the rugged North Devon coast and close to the stunning Exmoor National Park this area has much to recommend it for a short break or staycation. Three easy walks - a gradual climb up Hollerday Hill, an easy stroll along the Coast Path to the Valley of Rocks and a footpath through a gorge to Watersmeet ensure everyone can fully explore this beautiful place.
Pop Up Somerset Puts the Glam into Glamping
Glamping or luxury camping is a great way to enjoy the countryside while enjoying the comforts associated with a hotel room. My Safari Suite at the Pop Up Somerset campsite exceeded all my expectations and it was an amazing experience. It was wonderful being so close to nature, enjoying a barbecue meal in good company and visiting Feltham’s Farm to taste its award winning cheeses.
Staycations in the UK: City Breaks
What a thrill it was to get up early one morning, walk and walk through the still sleeping town of Woodbridge to its Tide Mill on the River Deben. That day the mill was grinding flour, an operation that is reliant on the tide filling the mill pond. When the sluice gates are opened the water rushes out creating enough energy to grind flour between its huge mill stones. This working mill is a living museum telling the story of the mill that has been working for over eight hundred years.
Staycations in the Colourful Countryside of Britain
Deep in shady trees of ancient Sherwood Forest is the amazing Sherwood Hideaway. A variety of tracks penetrate the surrounding woodland which can also be viewed from the cosy depths of individual hot tubs on the veranda of each wooden lodge. The lodges are spread around a large grassy clearing inside the forest and each has its own parking space. I felt very close to nature wallowing in my hot tub listening to the birds tweeting in the trees around me and hoping I might hear the frantic drilling of the resident woodpecker ...
Staycations by the Seaside in Britain
King George III began visiting Weymouth in 1789 having declared on this first visit he had “never enjoyed a sight so pleasing.” During his reign fresh air and bathing in the sea became recognised as being beneficial for good health and a cure for tuberculosis. A replica of his bathing hut is displayed at the far end of the wide Esplanade …