On the trail of the Brontes at Haworth

On the trail of the Brontes at Haworth

Despite having lived in Yorkshire for 30 years, I'd never been to Haworth before. With the prospect of a sunny weekend ahead we decided to go and take a look at the Parsonage and possibly to get some walking in as well. What we didn't realise until we got there was...

Letterboxing on Dartmoor

Letterboxing on Dartmoor

Letterboxing – the art of hiding boxes for others to find – has long been a popular pastime on Dartmoor. The craggy landscape of the national park provides an abundance of hiding places and the activity can be equally enjoyed by serious enthusiasts and families...

Strange goings-on in Wessex

Strange goings-on in Wessex

Blogging from a remote corner of Wiltshire this week. Whenever I visit this part of the world I am amazed by the wealth of ancient and prehistoric sites, and intrigued by the stories (and mysteries) attached to them. Yesterday we visited the turf maze near to...

The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

Hidden away, often far from cities or public transport, turf mazes are a puzzle of the English countryside. Many known to have existed across northern Europe, including at least 60 in England. However only eleven now remain: eight in England and three in Germany. The...

Visiting Lacock, the Village that is a Film Star

Visiting Lacock, the Village that is a Film Star

It is easy to see why tourists flock to the village of Lacock in Wiltshire. It has over 200 protected buildings, mostly dating back to the 18th century or earlier. At one time the Abbey and Lacock Estate were owned by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), an early...

Lustleigh: a Traditional Dartmoor Village

Lustleigh: a Traditional Dartmoor Village

It would be easy to miss Lustleigh, a traditional thatched village nestling in a valley between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. But if you're visiting Dartmoor it's worth making the detour. Lustleigh makes a perfect day out with country walks and the possibility of...

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