Make the most of the beauty that lies undiscovered on your own doorstep.  There is just so much to see and do in England.  Pack your brolly and waterproofs and your enthusiasm to find out more about your own backyard.  If you enjoy country walking, good food and discovering the road less travelled, you will find plenty to entertain you here.

Lake District

Western Lake District

If you thought the English Lake District was just about the Lakes – then think again!  The little visited Western Lake District – where Cumbria falls into the Irish Sea has  so much to entertain you.  Deserted beaches, remote wild landscapes and an enchanting history all await you – away from the tourists crowds of the more traditional honeypot destinations.

Lake District

The Lake District is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the UK and as a result, one of the most visited.  I will be doing my best to find out of the way spots away from the crowds.  Grab your hiking boots (and your rain gear) and let’s see what we can find to enjoy …


Beautiful Northumberland is relatively quieter than many parts of the UK coastline and all the more inviting for it.  There are beaches here to rival the best in the UK and beyond and if you travel out of season, you may well have them all to yourself.  Add to that the wildlife spotting opportunities and you have all the ingredients for a lovely short break.

South West Cornwall

Cornwall is popular with tourists for good reason.  Visiting out of season is the best way to find some peace and quiet and enjoy the beautiful beaches without the crowds.  If you are able to pick your time to visit so that you can enjoy reasonable weather, then there is nowhere better to be in Spring/Autumn. We spent 6 days travelling around Falmouth and Mullion Cove.

Jurassic Coast Dorset

If you are looking for a short break by the UK coast without the crowds, Dorset is a good choice.  Walking offers the perfect opportunity to explore this peaceful part of the world at a slow, relaxed pace.  You can travel a long way and not find views to rival those you can find on the Jurassic Coast.  Who needs the Coromandel Walkway when you have all this right on your doorstep at home?!  So leave the car behind for a few days, lace up your hiking boots and get ready to do some exploring …


Norfolk – where the sea meets the sky.  So calm, so peaceful – a trip to Norfolk is always guaranteed to leave you more relaxed and refreshed than when you set out.  There are some delicious  foodie treats to enjoy here too – so – what are you waiting for?


There are few places more quintessentially British than the pretty Suffolk coast.  Base yourself in Southwold to explore the best of what this coastline has to offer.  Click on Read More to discover some ideas for planning your own itinerary.


Travel 6000 years in 3 days.  A visit to Wiltshire yields ancient monuments and World Heritage Sites to rival any you will find elsewhere.  Trace your ancestors’ footsteps through Avebury, West Kennet, Salisbury and Stonehenge.  Visit magnificent landscape gardens at Stourhead and marvel at just how much there is to do at Salisbury Cathedral.  All this on your own doorstep right here in the UK – Who knew?!


Spend 3 Days in Liverpool – The fun and friendly city just waiting to give you a big hug!  Take a Magical Mystery Tour and relive The Beatles Story.  Explore fascinating world class museums and the vibrant Royal Albert Dock.  Gaze at the famous Waterfront from The Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey and finish your days with a cocktail or two.  There is so much to see and do in Liverpool – 3 days probably won’t be enough. Come and explore it all with me …


Spend 2 Days in Durham.  Discover dreaming spires, Turkish Delight and a haul of buried treasure – sea glass (from nearby Seaham).  Riverside, woodland and coastal walks keep you fit enough to sample award winning fish and chips and ice cream.  What are you waiting for?