I was sat the other evening watching television and a commercial caught my attention: the notion was appealing, A World Away that’s not so far away. The scenery looked wonderful – a train gliding along with fresh rolling landscapes peeling past; outdoor pursuits and cycle rides through sun-dappled woodland; warm and inviting eateries and historic spa towns all leapt through my screen reminding me that there is most definitely A World Away that is not so far away.
France is always a popular destination for new and professional skiers, but where in France are the British travelling to brush up on their downhill pursuits? We’ve looked into search activity on HomeAway and have found the top eight ski destinations in France that are capturing the attention of the Brits. So here are the most popular mountain retreats for 2014.
The Peak District not only attracts visitors from the UK, but tourists from around the world. With its natural beauty earning the area the title of ‘Britain’s first ever National Park’, it has captured the hearts of thousands for many years. Young or old, adventure seeker or creature of comfort – the Peak District’s magnificent countryside of rolling hills, moorland, valleys and lakes, littered with ancient stone villages and historic stately homes, is a pleasure to visit year-round.
If you’re struggling with the winter blues it’s not too late to book a last-minute holiday in the sun. While the rest of Europe is shivering under blankets of snow, there are some destinations that offer a great escape from the gloomy weather. Here are some of my favourite winter warmers to see you through until the warm weather arrives.
Living in the Lake District means whenever family, friends or friends of friends visit they always ask the same question: what are your favourite places? So pull on your walking boots because here they are, my top picks of peaks, valleys, waterfalls, rivers and towns; there’s something here to suit everyone and plenty of excuses for a return visit.