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 …

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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 …

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Northumberland: the land that’s just as good with the lights off!

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Northumberland is well known for its sweeping landscapes, stretches of clear coastline dotted with castles and, of course, Hadrian’s Wall, but there is much more to this wild, rugged county waiting to be discovered. Northumberland’s best-kept secret is that it is just as good with the lights off. Yes, you read it correctly – Northumberland is beautiful in the daytime, …

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Five things to do this autumn in England

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Walk through an arboretum decked out with exotic trees, soak up autumnal colours from a steam train and spot red squirrels in unspoilt woodlands with Visit England… Soak up autumn colours aboard a steam train: Exbury Gardens, Hampshire The bursts of colour from the Japanese maples, dogwoods and azaleas that’ll hit you along the autumn walking trail come late September …

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