Dartmoor: prime Devonshire paradise

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Fancy a little slice of Devonshire’s prime paradise? I know I do – and once you’ve stepped foot in Dartmoor National Park, having sampled even a fraction of its myriad attractions, you’ll be surprised you hadn’t come sooner. The beauty of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the rich heritage it harbours are all somewhat of a given; …

Sophie GackowskiDartmoor: prime Devonshire paradise

A World Away, with HomeAway – right here in the heart of England

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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 …

KirstiA World Away, with HomeAway – right here in the heart of England

The lure of the Lakes

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The Lake District: it’s synonymous with the beauty of Britain’s hills (well, fells!), pastures, woodlands and–of course–lakes. The undoubted jewel in North West England’s natural crown, it’s not only home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, but also its longest and deepest lakes, Windermere and Wastwater respectively. Of course, most people envisage coming here when the skies are clear and …

Sophie GackowskiThe lure of the Lakes

Nature’s showcase: National Parks around the world

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Some of my most memorable holidays have been to national parks. These places are more than just clichéd family holiday destinations – they are Nature’s showcase of unique wildlife and unsurpassed natural beauty. The untouched natural beauty of these national parks makes them appealing to every age group and life stage. On my holidays to national parks around the world …

KerrynNature’s showcase: National Parks around the world

St Ives: Christmas at the coast

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St Ives, Cornwall; there’s nowhere in the UK quite like it. Year on year, visitors are compelled to return to their favourite beaches and natural landmarks, or discover for the first time a whole host of outdoor activities. Is it the scenery; the wildlife? Or is it the opportunities for family-friendly fun? Whatever it is that attracts tourists to St …

Sophie GackowskiSt Ives: Christmas at the coast