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Vertebrate Publishing – Book Reviews

Vertebrate Publishing, based on the edge of the Peak District, pride themselves on producing books which enable people to enjoy the outdoors whatever their age; what’s more, they only publish books that they’d want to read or use themselves. Glancing at their website, it’s clear to see that they have a back catalogue containing some [...]

By | 2020-09-28T14:32:49+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Pocket Mountains – Walking Guides

Pocket Mountains was launched in 2003 by adventure-loving Robbie and April. Their objective, according to their website, is to publish “accessible and inspiring pocket-sized guidebooks for anyone who likes a bit of an adventure”. And since opening their publishing house, they’ve done just that! To date, their company has published many attractive handy-sized walking books [...]

By | 2020-09-28T13:45:41+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Watersmeet Tea Garden – Exmoor

Nestled deep within a densely wooded valley at the confluence of two of Exmoor’s rivers you’ll find Watersmeet Tea Gardens – and what a discovery it is, too. Surrounded by towering oak, beech and ash trees, tranquillity is the name of the game at this wonderful haven within a short distance of Lynmouth, the North [...]

By | 2020-09-02T14:04:19+00:00 September 2nd, 2020|Attractions, Cafes, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

The Cove – Silverdale

Overlooking Morecambe Bay, this luxurious, state-of-the-art lodge park is the latest addition to the Holgates Holiday Parks’ portfolio. What’s more, it’s just across the road from the family-run business’s flagship site, Silverdale, with all its facilities, including heated swimming pool and restaurant. Among The Cove’s top selling points is its location. From this quiet stretch [...]

By | 2020-08-28T11:13:34+00:00 August 28th, 2020|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

5 Things To Do In & Around Poole

We spent a couple of days visiting Poole and exploring the coastline west of the town. Here are our five family-friendly things to do or see... Poole Park (c) Richard Webber Conveniently positioned within walking distance of Poole town, this attractive park is an ideal place to relax. Onsite parking is available although [...]

By | 2020-08-26T12:55:36+00:00 August 26th, 2020|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Cool Camping – Britain

Just like the folks behind the brilliant Cool Camping guides, my family and I share a passion for the less commercialised campsites when planning a break under canvas. OK, from time-to-time we’ve frequented the bigger, bolder sites which are overflowing with all kinds of amenities, including swimming pool and tennis courts, but nothing can ever [...]

By | 2020-05-26T13:01:45+00:00 May 26th, 2020|Latest News, Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

Franco Manca – Bath

We had the pleasure of eating at a Franco Manca pizzeria for the first time at the weekend – and it certainly won’t be the last occasion, either. In fact, we’re already thinking about where to visit next, so good was the overall experience. (c) Richard Webber The first thing which amazed us [...]

By | 2020-02-04T13:58:20+00:00 February 4th, 2020|Latest Reviews, Places To Eat, Restaurants|0 Comments

Christmas at Stourhead

We visited Stourhead over 10 years ago and will always remember it as among our favourite National Trust properties. So, when offered the chance to return, with the added bonus of beautiful Christmas illuminations, we jumped at the chance. Stourhead occupies 2,650 acres of the Wiltshire countryside and includes a Palladian house, designed by Colen [...]

By | 2019-12-09T11:52:12+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Attractions, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The British Lighthouse Trail

Like the author, Sarah Kerr, I’ve been fascinated by lighthouses for as long as I can remember, so this book was always going to be well received. Basically, this is a thoroughly-researched reference book, detailing virtually everything you’d ever want to know about a particular lighthouse. The attention to detail is among its main selling [...]

By | 2019-11-15T09:38:48+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

Family Fun In & Around Nottingham

Once the world’s leading producer of lace and textiles, Nottingham is certainly a historic city and birthplace of many famous faces from all walks of life. Its most famous son, however, will always be Robin Hood, who reputedly roamed these parts. During the summer of 2019, we were lucky enough to spend a few days [...]

By | 2019-09-26T10:59:32+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

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