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Long Mynd: A Favourite with Walkers

Visit Long Mynd for challenging walks and great views.

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Barter Books: A Dream Destination for Book Lovers

Barter Books, based in Alnwick Station in Northumberland, is one of the largest secondhand bookshops in England.

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A Walk to Stiperstones from The Bog Mine

A beautiful walk starting and finishing in The Bog and walking along the Stiperstones ridge.

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Bamburgh Castle: Northumbria's Ancient Stronghold

Bamburgh Castle, the iconic, much photographed fortress on the Northumberland coast, has defended the surrounding lands for 1500 years.

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Shropshire Hotels

Shropshire is a great place for a shortbreak or longer stay and shropshire hotels come in all shapes and sizes.

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Walks in Oxfordshire: North Leigh Explorer

Walks in Oxfordshire vary wildly! Our North Leigh walk includes great views, quiet paths, and the ruins of a Roman villa!

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Exploring the Northamptonshire Countryside: A Walk around Wappenham

Our Wappenham walk is a peaceful exploration of the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside - with an unexpected gem!

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St Oswalds Way: Walk in the footsteps of Northumberland's King

St Oswalds Way is a 97-mile long walking route through stunning Northumberland landscapes.

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A Day Out in Alnwick

Alnwick is a historic town in Northumberland and makes a great day out or weekend away.

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Heavenfield and St Oswald's Church

The pretty and peaceful St Oswald's Church sits on the site of Heavenfield battle field in wonderful Northumberland countryside.

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Exploring Downton Abbey Village - one for the film fans!

Downton Abbey village was filmed in Bampton in Oxfordshire. Join us as we walk the Downton mile and explore the film locations used in the series.

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Wells-next-the-Sea to Holkham Walk

Follow us on a lovely walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Holkham and back.

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Alnmouth

Alnmouth is a wonderful small coastal village in Northumberland and a great place for a beach stroll.

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Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter roman remains in Shropshire is one of the best roman sites in England.

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Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea is surrounded in beautiful landscape and makes a great day out or holiday destination.

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Alnwick Castle - Home of the Percys

Justly famous as a film location, Alnwick castle and its town are much more than just a beautiful backdrop.

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Englemere Pond Nature Reserve

Englemere Pond Nature Reserve: take a peaceful and relaxing stroll in part of an old royal hunting forest.

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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow castle was built in Norman times to protect the marches.

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Langley Chapel

Langley Chapel is a late Tudor church in rural Shropshire.

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Norfolk: Endless Skies and Endless Beaches

Long known as a holiday paradise, Norfolk has a long, fascinating history and one of England's most wonderful nature reserves.

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Blakeney Point

Blakeney Point is part of a nature reserve along the north Norfolk coast.

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Blakeney to Cley Walk

We described a wonderful walk from Blakeney through salt marsh to Cley and back

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Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey ruins include a stunning 12th century abbey church.

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Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle is a moated medieval fortified manor house in stunning Shropshire countryside.

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Attingham House and Parkland

Attingham is the grand house of the Lords Berwick in Shropshire.

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