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The Peak District: beauty and history in the heart of Britain (video)

The Peak District is a most perfect getaway situated in the heart of Britain. Something for everybody. Historic homes, vast open countryside, towns and villages to suit every taste. Here is a BaldHiker video for Visit Britain that touches on and shows some of this splendour. The next time you are in Britain then a visit to the Peak District is something not to be missed I can assure...

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Castlerigg Stone Circle – Mysterious Beauty

Mysterious, intriguing and quite frankly surrounded by beauty. Around 3000 years ago, in the late Neolithic Age, what is now known as Castlerigg Stone Circle was built. To this day nobody has worked out exactly why it was built. Ancient slate stones standing on the level top of a small hill with majestic mountain neighbours in the backdrop. Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn to name just a few. This quiet spot a couple of miles outside Keswick, Cumbria has attracted thousands upon thousands of visitors whom have come for the sights, to explore ancient mystery, to draw/paint or to experience a...

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Hyde Park – London’s Green Heart

London has eight royal parks and I’m lucky enough to work near one of the finest of these, Hyde Park. This green swathe of trees, meadows, flowerbeds and sports pitches is a calming and fascinating place to wander in, amidst an otherwise frenetic and heavily built-up city. I visit the park whenever I can, dodging the early morning and evening commuter traffic on the underground or buses, or walking around its central lake, the Serpentine, at lunchtime. And with 350 acres to explore, each visit is different from the last. Hyde Park changes from day to day, and from...

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A Frosty Drive Up North…

Moving house to over 3 hours away means I’m on the road a darn lot at the moment back and forth. That doesn’t mean I still can’t enjoy the scenes around me en route One great thing about a drive up through the north of England is that you are never far from hills and rolling greenery. I hate to get a leg stretch by pulling over into the expensive motorway stations. I must admit I would rather grab my coffee then take a small detour to the views that are never far from the concrete and tar roadways....

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