Review: Cotswold Farm Park Campsite

Review: Cotswold Farm Park Campsite

We don’t usually head out camping as early as March, but we made an exception this year. This is partly due to our new mantra of ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad preparation’, but also mainly because

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

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

Northants Walk: Badby & Fawsley 11/01/14

Northants Walk: Badby & Fawsley 11/01/14

We’re currently planning a very exciting 10 day camping holiday taking in The Lakes, the Highlands and the Yorkshire Dales. Of course there will be plenty of walking involved, including the not inconsequential Helvellyn and  Ben Nevis. With this in

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

Escape to the Coast (Part 2)

Escape to the Coast (Part 2)

This is not my usual description of a walk. We only walked a couple of miles and followed an abbreviated version of the National Trust’s suggested route-which I’ll provide a link to. This blog entry is simply an excuse to

Escape to the Coast (Part 1)

Escape to the Coast (Part 1)

For our final outing of 2013, last weekend we headed to the Suffolk coast for a couple of days of fine food and ales and some good walks in the sea air. This was a little more relaxing than previous trips ,

A Brilliant Summer and One Final Treat

This Summer really has been one of the best. We’ve  enjoyed fantastic walking weekends in the Peak District, the Lake District and  the Cotswolds (mostly in glorious sunshine). We’ve stayed at some great  campsites and explored some of England’s loveliest

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