Since my move to York I never wasted any time seeking out some great local walks. It never has to be mountains and valleys to satisfy. Walks that enable you to get some wonderful fresh air and scenery, on a whim, you know the kind I mean. Not only is it the locality that drives me back time and time again to these walks but the variety en route around. One minute you are strolling by the River Ouse, then the next you are passing by beautiful meadows. Hidden pondscapes, panoramic views of the hall itself and gorgeous woodland...Read More
Once one of Nottingham’s largest, most powerful windmills, built in 1807. Throughout it’s successful and turbulent times and a devastating fire, Green’s mill has been a big part of Nottingham’s history. The mill is now a Science Centre and a fully restored working windmill once again, it is dedicated to it’s former owner, the renowned scientist and mathematician, George Green. Green’s windmill is a fantastic place where children and adults can take part in fun, educational activities and tour the mill. (Maybe you will see the mill working if the sails are turning during your visit.) You can buy...Read More
The Waiting Room sits above Staward Gorge and Allen Banks in Northumberland, overlooking the railway line of Staward Station. The station hasn’t seen a train for 66 years but the lovingly-restored Waiting Room still provides a place of refuge for the weary traveller, bedecked with everything one could need for a a few days away, from fresh eggs to scrabble. My boyfriend and I holed up there for three days and four nights at the end of September, savouring the rugged scenery, the starry skies and the historic Hadrian’s Wall. Without a car, we were delighted to find that The...Read More
Sunny evenings, the most wonderful time I find to take the dog out on a walk and run around. The sun is setting and the sky is turning wonderful colours with oranges, blues and purples. It has been a relatively dry Summer so we were treated most days to this colourful marvel. The outskirts of York has been my home a while now and my gosh do I enjoy wandering all around. From the City to the countryside. The view from Lendal Bridge (both above) stops many people in their tracks if they are passing over during a nice...Read More
Ok, it was my birthday and we wanted somewhere special to stay and get away from all the hustle and bustle. Somewhere to wind down, relax, and enjoy some wonderful time. This was the place and wonderful it was. Frenchgate House apartment, Richmond. Richmond being a perfect spot to enjoy in itself plus also in the heart of the countryside of North Yorkshire. The Frenchgate apartment is within Richmond just a stones throw from the historic centre and market place. What’s more it is huge! Large comfortable living spaces plus 4 bedrooms, you could quite easily accommodate 2 to 8...Read More
The Woolpacks is a stunning area on the Kinder Scout plateau in the Peak District National Park with beautifully sculptured boulders scattered all around, sculptured by the elements I hasten to add. The widely scattered rock formations and boulders are a real spectacle and without visiting in person it’s hard to relay the atmosphere they create on this expanse of peat and heather covered moorland. Views across the Edale valley are amazing on a good clear day, and I would advise a hike up here on a fair day due to the remoteness of the moorland a top of...Read More
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