Posts in 'England'

Island hopping in the Isles of Scilly

Sailing into the Isles of Scilly from Penzance, it’s clear that I had underestimated the breadth of the islands available to explore. With only 3 days until I was back at work, Dad and I decided it would be good to try to find one boat which did a bit of a tour, instead of […]

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A day trip to Clovelly, North Devon

Moving to a new area is a treat. When I knew I would be moving down to North Devon for the summer, I began swotting up on things to do in the area, downloading the Lonely Planet guide and taking a trip to the tourist information as soon as I arrived. I’m a geek for […]

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Westward Ho sunset

A summer in North Devon: my 10 favourite places

The first week of September still brings out that nostalgic, back to school vibe in me, a time to reflect on the summer past before cosying down into autumn. I moved down to North Devon at the start of May with all the bounding enthusiasm of spending the summer by the sea. It’s been a […]

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Pool Bridge Campsite Exmoor

A summer microadventure in Exmoor National Park

Early Saturday morning, in the midst of the long, hot summer heatwave.  A rare day off together, we pondered how to make the most of the day. We’d made vague plans to go camping since May, but the tiredness of our seasonal jobs had always got the better of us. I was working the next […]

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Barricane Beach North Devon

A Midsummer Feast: Barricane Beach Cafe, North Devon

When I arrived in North Devon in May, my sister had given me the Wild guide of the South West. In the last month, I’ve poured over it, making mental notes of the places I’d like to visit – and a careful note of one’s which involve food. After finishing mindless jobs, I suggested to […]

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