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Lesser known European destinations to visit in 2022
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Lesser known European destinations to visit in 2022

By Ella Perryman

We’ve always enjoyed seeking out under-the-radar destinations: tasting local delicacies, wandering through quiet streets and living like a local. We asked our resident experts based in France and Italy for their favourite lesser-known destinations to help you make some exciting… Continue reading >

Slow guide to Pembrokeshire
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Slow guide to Pembrokeshire

By Chris Elmes

Pembrokeshire is the UK’s only coastal national park, with 58 beaches and 14 harbours along the ragged outcrop of its shores. Many of the beaches have won worldwide awards for their beauty which, along with a flourishing food scene and… Continue reading >

10 of our favourite pubs for walks
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10 of our favourite pubs for walks

By Alice Cottingham

It’s undeniable, pubs and walks are a perfect match. With the cooler months approaching, we’ve hand-picked 10 of our favourite pubs from our collection that all have walks right from the door. Hike coastal paths, wander undulating hills or stomp… Continue reading >

Guides

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 >

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 >

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Inspiration

Coastal holiday cottages to book for 2022
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Coastal holiday cottages to book for 2022

By Ella Perryman

There’s never a bad time to head for a place by the sea. In winter you can sit and watch storms roll in over dramatic swells, in summer, walk the beaches and listen to the lazy sizzle of the surf.… Continue reading >

Where the Italian staycation
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Where the Italian staycation

By Erica Firpo

Italy is a place of diverse cultures, with art, architecture, history, food, sports, culture and topography. The country’s 20 regions are distinctly unique, which means a staycation can be whatever you want – from mountain to sea, cold to hot,… Continue reading >

Five French places to book for 2022
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Five French places to book for 2022

By Ella Perryman

We’re hoping next year is going to be an extra busy year for overseas travel, so we’ve rounded up some of our top French self-catering places that are all worth making early plans for. Stay in a quintessential gîte, wake… Continue reading >

Five of the best walks to welcome autumn
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Five of the best walks to welcome autumn

By Ella Perryman

Ah, autumn – you’re like a big breath of fresh air. After the business of summer, there really is no better way to slow down than with a relaxing stroll through the countryside. We’ve asked our team to choose five… 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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