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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 >

Five places where city and countryside meet
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Five places where city and countryside meet

By Ella Perryman

There’s no need to be torn between a cultural city break and a refreshing dose of countryside. Here are five of our favourite spots to go from wandering through quaint side streets and independent shops to stomping up hills, through… Continue reading >

Five best dog-friendly beaches for winter
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Five best dog-friendly beaches for winter

By Ella Perryman

Nothing beats a brisk walk on a sunny winter’s day, when you’re wrapped up warm and have your best friend by your side. We’ve gathered up the knowledge of our resident dog owners to get their five favourite dog-friendly beaches… Continue reading >

Guides

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 >

Slow Guide to the Cotswolds
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Slow Guide to the Cotswolds

By Chris Elmes

If you think the Cotswolds is just a giant oil painting you can walk around in, it’s time to take a closer look. On our visit in June we found that while there certainly is impressive history and an abundance… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Five places for a last-minute Christmas stay
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Five places for a last-minute Christmas stay

By Claire Maguire

With Christmas plans hanging in the balance for many, there’s still time to book a getaway over the festive break. We’ve rounded up five places still available to book, from a nautical Cornish villa a short stroll from sandy beaches,… Continue reading >

Five of our favourite pubs with purpose
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Five of our favourite pubs with purpose

By Claire Maguire

It’s no secret that we all need to support each other now more than ever. As we look forward to better times ahead, we’re revisiting the stories of pubs that have gone above and beyond to help their communities over… Continue reading >

Our favourite cottagecore escapes
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Our favourite cottagecore escapes

By Alice Cottingham

Forget hygge – cottagecore is the living trend that’s caught everyone’s attention this year. The nostalgic aesthetic celebrates a traditional lifestyle: living simply, homemade treats and crafts, and embracing nature. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Sawday’s places to… Continue reading >

Five towns to visit for antique lovers
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Five towns to visit for antique lovers

By Ella Perryman

Spotting a true find in the clutter of an antique shop takes patience and knowhow. We spoke to Charlotte Paker, Editor of Homes and Antiques magazine, about their advice for picking out the genuine gems and their five favourite UK… Continue reading >

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Journeys

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 >

A road trip through Provence
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A road trip through Provence

By Ella Perryman

France expert Carolyn Boyd is no stranger to Provence. So when we asked her to send through her best tips for a visit, it was no surprise that she sent back a wonderful road trip through some of the famous… Continue reading >

Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget
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Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget

By Ella Perryman

Last year, we sent travel journalist Hannah Summers to Portugal’s Alentejo for the first time. What she found was a region full of authentic food, rugged beaches, affordable accommodation and very little crowds. It’s 10am at Praia de Odeceixe and… Continue reading >

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