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Five UK foodie experiences for autumn
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Five UK foodie experiences for autumn

By Claire Maguire

Autumn has always been our favourite season for all things edible. This time of year sees UK produce come into its own, with truffle season underway and root vegetables sprouting up to flavour hearty transitional dishes. It’s also the ideal… Continue reading >

Hidden villages and vast wilderness in North Wales
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Hidden villages and vast wilderness in North Wales

By Ella Perryman

Travelling in autumn gives you a chance to slow the pace and settle into the turning seasons. The fiery colours make for views to linger over and forest walks that end at warm firesides, while menus darken and ripen with… Continue reading >

A foodie’s guide to Cornwall
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A foodie’s guide to Cornwall

By Ella Perryman

Cornwall is typically known for its rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages and nostalgic summer holidays. Whilst these have drawn visitors for years, this popular South-West county also has an emerging food culture that rewards travellers with even more. We sent… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow Guide to Cornwall
Guides - 5 min read

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 >

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
Guides - 5 min read

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 >

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Inspiration

20 of the best dog-friendly alternatives to motorway services
Inspiration - 5 min read

20 of the best dog-friendly alternatives to motorway services

By Emily Enright

Ditch the the drab motorway service chains and head for these lovely gardens, farm shops, pubs and cafés, where your dog is welcome too. This collection of stop-overs has been chosen from The Extra Mile Guide: here to steer you… Continue reading >

Five places where you can ditch the wheels
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Five places where you can ditch the wheels

By Claire Maguire

It can be all too tempting to hop in the car every time you set off on holiday. The benefits of ditching four wheels, however, are endless – not only will you reduce your carbon footprint and stress levels, but… Continue reading >

Our top under the radar destinations
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Our top under the radar destinations

By Ella Perryman

With so many of us staying in the UK this year, it’s a good opportunity to look away from the usual holiday hot spots and discover new places right here at home. Our team have been on the hunt finding… Continue reading >

Northumberland: an alternative UK coastal break
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Northumberland: an alternative UK coastal break

By Chris Elmes

If you’re after some sea and sun, you shouldn’t overlook Northumberland as an alternative UK coastal break. Often forgotten as a coastal destination, it has plenty of fine beaches, as well as everything else you could want in a staycation,… Continue reading >

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Journeys

Tom Hodgkinson in bohemian London
Journeys - 5 min read

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
Journeys - 6 min read

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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