Kenilworth Castle Feb 2014

Kenilworth Castle Feb 2014

A few weeks ago on a very breezy February day we ventured into Warwickshire for a visit to Kenilworth Castle. Despite having lived in Leamington Spa for a couple of years I’d never been to the castle, so a trip

Kelmarsh & Gt Oxendon Tunnels

Kelmarsh & Gt Oxendon Tunnels

Following our theme of finding walks that offer photographic opportunities for Luke and his ever present camera, last Sunday we trundled along to Kelmarsh tunnel in North Northants. I was also conscious of the atrocious weather we’ve had lately, so

Visitor information – Lyveden New Bield

Visitor information for Lyveden New Bield, a National Trust place in Northamptonshire. Visitor information – National Trust

Lyveden New Bield, Northants

Lyveden New Bield, Northants

Since Luke has got his new camera, I’m suddenly under a lot more pressure to seek out walks that are especially picturesque. Now if we lived in an AONB or a national park that would be a breeze. Northampton is

Mount Pleasant farm and Greyfriars monastery walk – National Trust

This is the route we loosely followed, described much more succinctly than I ever could! Also with route map and all details. As I said we only did a couple of miles of this, we cut across the bridleway and

Adnams Southwold

Adnams Southwold

After sampling several Adnams Ales over the course of the weekend, we thought we should take a tour of the brewery and see where, and how, it’s all made. The brewery is certainly very impressive and modern. We enjoyed having

Review: The Norman Knight, Whichford, Warwickshire

This pub impressed us so much that I thought it worthy of a proper write up, rather than just a quick mention. Working in the wine trade (which isn’t as glamorous as it sounds) I like to think I know

Hook Norton Brewery Tour

Hook Norton Brewery Tour

We’re massive fans of Hook Norton Brewery  so of course we had to make time for a look round! We had a great time on the tour, our guide was enthusiastic and clearly passionate about all things Hooky, and hearing about the history of

Ilam Hall

Ilam Hall

All the details you need for visiting this lovely National Trust property. Makes a great beginning, and end, for many scenic walks. Ilam Hall