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The UK Bucket list: try something new in 2021o
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The UK Bucket list: try something new in 2021o

By Ella Perryman

You don’t have to travel too far to find some unforgettable experiences and tick those Bucket List experiences off your list. We’ve rounded up our favourite UK experiences where you can try something new this year: whether it’s learning a… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Cornwall
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Slow Guide to Cornwall

By Ella Perryman

We know Cornwall so well that we often imagine there’s nothing more to discover, but we’re always delighted to be proved wrong. With a little digging, an open mind and a willingness to push on further down the trails and… Continue reading >

Five best holiday cottages for sea views
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Five best holiday cottages for sea views

By Claire Maguire

For many of us, being close to the coast is a priority when choosing where to stay, and for good reason – strolling to the local beach and feeling the sand between your toes is the ultimate therapy. Sometimes the… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow Guide to The New Forest
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Slow Guide to The New Forest

By Chris Elmes

Wild animals grazing in oil-painting scenery, wetlands alive with ground-nesting birds, grand estates, mighty trees, timeless coastal villages and wonderful things being done with metal, chocolate and bees. We may have wandered outside the strict confines of the National Park… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Norfolk
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Slow Guide to Norfolk

By Chris Elmes

If there’s one thing this year has taught us, it’s to appreciate home and what we have around us. We’re quick to hop on a plane, but Norfolk made us realise that what we have here in the UK is… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Herefordshire
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Slow Guide to Herefordshire

By Chris Elmes

Even with its beautiful hills and the adventures on offer in the Wye valley, Herefordshire manages to feel like a well-kept secret. A short hop from Bristol took us straight out of city life and off exploring into its idyllic… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Sussex
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Slow Guide to Sussex

By Ella Perryman

After seeing a surge of interest in Sussex on our site, we headed over to find out if the county could break our Bristolian habit of heading west on holiday. We found charming towns that wore their coastal setting with… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Our pick of the most remote holiday cottages
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Our pick of the most remote holiday cottages

By Ella Perryman

If you’ve been feeling a bit cooped up recently, then one of our favourite remote holiday cottages in the UK is exactly what you need. We’re not just talking about getting a change of scenery, but wonderful, natural experiences like… Continue reading >

Five best walks in Cornwall
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Five best walks in Cornwall

By Ella Perryman

There is no shortage of stunning walks in Cornwall, in fact there are over 330 miles of coastal and inland paths in the whole region. The trails offer a mixture of beautiful landscapes; some cross ancient moorlands and pass historic… Continue reading >

Five best walks in Devon
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Five best walks in Devon

By Ella Perryman

Devon is made up of two beautiful National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, as well as a plethora of waterfalls, woodlands, estuaries, villages, valleys and more. So whether you’re looking for Devon coastal walks with pretty sea views or something more… Continue reading >

Five best walks in Dorset
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Five best walks in Dorset

By Claire Maguire

Dorset has to be one of our favourite counties for amazing walks. Take rolling green countryside, charming old towns and the Jurassic Coast’s dramatic scenery and you’ve got a winning recipe. We’ve rounded up five of the best walks in… Continue reading >

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Journeys

Tom Hodgkinson in bohemian London
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Tom Hodgkinson in bohemian London

By Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson is editor of The Idler magazine, a lifelong Londoner and an advocate of a relaxed approach to life and travel. We sent Tom tramping through the backstreets of London to get back in touch with the city’s inveterate,… Continue reading >

Driving La Méridienne in France
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Driving La Méridienne in France

By Carolyn Boyd

Travel writer and huge Francophile Carolyn Boyd managed to fit a French summer road trip among the travel restrictions. Follow her journey through the golden fields of Picardy, the volcanoes of Auvergne and the Grands Causses of the Cévennes, to… Continue reading >

Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world
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Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world

By Sarah Baxter

Travel journalist and award-winning writer Sarah Baxter travelled to southwest Andalucía earlier this year in celebration of the Magellan Anniversary – 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan set off from Seville to circumnavigate the world. We follow Sarah as she explores… Continue reading >

Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths
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Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths

By Chris Elmes

We sent Nell and Luke, of unique slow travel blog What if We Walked, on a hiking tour of the little-known Marche region of Italy. They trekked limestone ridges to medieval villages, heard local legends, sampled stuffed olive delicacies, and… Continue reading >

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