Carnewas aka The Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas aka The Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas aka The Bedruthan Steps is one of the big attractions on the north Cornish coast. These rock pillars form from thousands of years of erosion along Bedruthan beach.

It feels like the English version of the Twelve Apostles in Australia and I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve seen them! Hello absolutely amazing views and one sweaty steep hike.

This is definitely one you’re going to want to visit when you go to Cornwall – so make sure you keep some time aside for it.

This post should help you with everything you need to know…

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Ride the Train from St Erth to St Ives

Ride the Train from St Erth to St Ives

The train from St Erth to St Ives was recently listed as one of the top 500 things to do in the UK by Lonely Planet.

For an 11 minute train ride, that’s pretty impressive, right?

If you like spectacular scenery and charming English experiences this one is for you…

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Trerice House, Newquay

Trerice House, Newquay

Trerice House in Newquay is a charming Elizabethan Manor House and part of the National Trust.

If you’re looking to fill a morning or afternoon, and love exploring English country houses, well this one is for you. Don’t forget your picnic blanket and a book!

Check out this beautiful house and garden that has a cracking year round program of events.

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Kynance Cove in Cornwall

Kynance Cove in Cornwall

Kynance Cove is home to white sands, a tidal turquoise sea and unique rock stacks. If you’re looking for stunning scenery this is the place in Cornwall for you. It really is spectacular, with features that make it look tropical.

The beach does get extremely busy so, I’ve included a few tips for a slightly quieter visit. But, it’s still one of my favourite places in Cornwall and here’s why…

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Where to find Street Art in Portsmouth

Where to find Street Art in Portsmouth

Looking for Portsmouth street art? As an area of growth for local and national street artists, Portsmouth is becoming increasingly more decorated. Yet, there’s not many places online sharing where these beautiful artworks are!

This guide is a great starting point to help you hunt down the places where you’ll find new pieces and old favourites.

Lace up your comfy trainers and grab your camera, there’s some stellar art to be found.

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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

Did 2020 topple your travel plans? Me too, don’t worry, I’ve got something that will keep that wanderlust at bay and have you exploring the many wonders of the UK in no time!

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist is the answer to all of my travel woes of 2020 and 2021 (maybe longer, let’s not jinx it!). And, it is providing much needed inspiration in the darkness of ‘uncertain times’.

Live in the UK? Take a look at why this book might help bring some direction to your travel plans for the foreseeable future.

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The Bee Hive Online Shop

The Bee Hive Online Shop

The Bee Hive describes itself as ‘Portsmouth’s smallest department store’. An online shop full of lovely eco-friendly homeware, clothes, art and jewellery.

Once a great addition to the independent scene in Albert Road, the shop has moved online to cope with the challenges lockdown and coronavirus have presented.

Support The Bee Hive selling local Portsmouth and Southsea wares online…

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Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Just off the high street you can walk a loop and discover the Winchester Water Meadows.

It’s an easy walk that follows the River Itchen and leads to some of the best hidden parts of the city. The walk takes in part of the South Downs Way, the Clarendon Way, Wolvesey Castle, the Hospital of St. Cross, the Itchen Navigation path, St. Catherine’s Hill.

The water meadows inspired Keats to write ‘To Autumn’, you know the one, imagine this in a rather loud and grandiose overly dramatic style… “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”

With such a beautiful landscape on display you can see why he was motivated to write such pretty verse.

Get a slice of quintessential English countryside, history and explore Winchester in a totally new way.

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Body Boarding in Cornwall

Body Boarding in Cornwall

Body boarding in Cornwall is one sweet affair!

Cornwall is blessed with great beaches and waves, so it’s no surprise body boarding is so popular across the county.

I’ve spent many an hour in the water with my body board catching waves. I mean, you’ve not really completed a trip to the South West if you’ve not tried to ride a wave, right?

Take a look at Cornwall’s most popular past time…

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A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

Sunflower fields in Hampshire, these pick your own farm experiences are popping up all over the county.

Sunflowers taller than me or you fill the fields, their happy yellow petals bobbing around in the wind. It’s a joy to pick a bunch or just wander the fields enjoying the view with friends or family.

Want to experience picking your own sunflowers? Here’s my guide to the farms and fields offering the experience in Hampshire…

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