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Walk: Southport to Ainsdale Sands

If you’re not lucky enough to live by the sea, I can imagine that you’d want to save your precious days off to visiting a coastal destination during the warmer summer months. But why should the summer months claim all our visits? On a beautifully bright winters day the coast can be at its most alluring with fabulous…

Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition at London’s Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern   Anticipation gives way to excitement before going to see any exhibition as all sorts of thoughts rush through my head. Which artworks are going to be on display? Just how big are my favourite paintings? Will they be as impressive as the images in my head? How will they be displayed? Will each…

Go Herdwick (Part 2): Keswick & Grasmere

Go Herdwick: Keswick & Grasmere I had such a ball on my first day sheep spotting in Lake District that it wasn’t long before I returned for round 2. By the end of both days, I’d found all the ewes on the trail bar those located on Windermere ferries: MV Teal and MV Swan and a couple that…

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail For many years, I’d heard people talk about the impressive waterfalls at Ingleton, and like many things in life once I’d finally experienced them for myself, I couldn’t believe I’d not walked the trail sooner. There is a well known trail to take in all the waterfalls in Ingleton. It is a…

Millennium Galleries: Sheffield

Millennium Galleries The Millennium Galleries in Sheffield are one of the three galleries that make up the Museums Sheffield Charity and a must on any Sheffield itinerary. On my visit last week, I spent a fair bit of time exploring the many small galleries that make up the museum and was impressed with the variety of exhibitions on and their…

A Sheffield Summer

Summer in Sheffield Sheffield in the summer is alive with fun and entertainment! I recently spent a day in the city and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Sheffield by the Seaside For those who cannot get to the seaside, the seaside comes to the city! Taking over the Peace Gardens next to the Town Hall, Sheffield By the Seaside is on over…

Go Herdwick (Part 1): Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside

Go Herdwick: Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside Manchester had their cow parade in 2004… The pigs came to Bath in 2008… London had their buses in 2014/5…. And Sheffield is currently under invasion by a herd of elephants… But the best for me are the Lakeland Sheep! Welcome to Go Herdwick, a fun public art trail…

Haigh Hall and Country Park

Haigh Hall and Country Park When I visited Haigh Country Park in Wigan, Lancashire last week, I have to say I was a bit perturbed by all the disruption currently happening at the site. For regular visitors this wouldn’t be off-putting as they would have been aware of the undergoing work, but for newbies like myself: please look…

The 8 Treasures of Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is the most perfect moated timber framed manor house in Britain and probably the most famous. It was built bit by bit between the 1440’s and 1580’s and offers free guided tours, though just wandering around by yourself is ideal for engrossing oneself in the structure of the building – you’ll see why as you…

A Family Day Out on the Wirral for Under £40

A Family Day Out on the Wirral for Under £40 This cracking day out will take you on the water with Mersey Ferries, under water at the U-boat Story and far above the water at Spaceport. Also for the duration of 2016, you’ll get the pleasure of boarding Mersey ferry “Snowdrop,” currently painted as a dazzle ferry and…

Cheshire: My Home County – Spotlight on East Cheshire

Cheshire: My Home County We are all guilty of being wooed by foreign climbs, spending our holidays travelling abroad, especially in the UK where our unpredictable climate makes us sun-seek. We neglect what’s literally on our doorstep! I’ve always lived in Cheshire and spent lots of holidays travelling to the Lake District or North Yorkshire, but have…

Walk: The Halo, Lancashire

The Halo Walk: A short but steep exhilarating walk that packs a punch, featuring a weird and wonderful sculpture and a superb panoramic view! If you’re visiting the Rossendale valley in Lancashire, or somewhere nearby, stop off in Haslingden and check out its weird and wonderful flying saucer called The Halo. It won’t take up much of your…