Walk: Mwnt Beach & Foel y Mwnt

A beautiful sheltered and secluded bay with a sandy beach In 2011, the Daily Mail placed Mwnt beach at the top of its list of “Europe’s top ten loveliest hidden beaches.” I agree with the first part – it is a gorgeous sandy beach with no debris or litter in site, though how hidden it is these days with the…

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…

Cardiff’s Top 10

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Cardiff 1.  Cardiff Castle No trip to Cardiff would be complete without a trip to its castle. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at 3 different sites when you see images of this castle – some show an old Norman keep, some a reconstructed Roman fort and others a Victorian Gothic fantasy…

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…

Perge, Aspendos & Kursunlu: Turkey

Perge, Aspendos & Kursunlu: A Cultural Day Out from Antalya, SW Turkey In the wake of the recent attacks in Istanbul, I can’t help but reminisce on the time I spent in Turkey 10 years ago. Now this was before ownership of a digital camera, so I had to hunt out and scan these piccies and the quality isn…

Hartlepool & County Durham: A Week Exploring the North East of England

Hartlepool and County Durham May 2016 and my husband and I took a week’s holiday to the North East Coast of England, specifically County Durham, basing ourselves in Hartlepool. Why Hartlepool you might ask? Well my husband hails from this coastal town and with family and friends still living there, I’ve made numerous trips a year to this…

Casual Tourist or Seasoned Traveler?

Casual Tourist or Seasoned Traveler? I can never understand when I read guidebook itineraries how they can suggest you fit so much into a day…you’d have to be a miracle worker that can change opening hours, decrease travel times, somehow give all little white roads on a road map an ability to be driven (safely) at 60…