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ORDNANCE SURVEY GIFTS – FOR THE ADVENTURER IN YOUR LIFE

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A gift guide for the adventurer in your life, designed to spark a little adventure and equip any explorer for their next adventure in the…

BEST CAMPSITES IN THE LAKE DISTRICT – A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE

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Destination Downtime teamed up with Lake District local Emily, from Emily Lives Lakes, to find out about the best campsites in the Lake District and to…
Lake District walks for beginners

LAKE DISTRICT WALKS FOR BEGINNERS – A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE

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Destination Downtime teamed up with Lake District local Emily, from Emily Lives Lakes, to explore the best Lake District walks for beginners. There is nothing…
Where to go in the Lake District

WHERE TO GO IN THE LAKE DISTRICT – A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE

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Destination Downtime teamed up with Lake District local Emily, from Emily Lives Lakes, to find out where to go in the Lake District and to…
Hidden Gems in the UK Isle of Iona

HIDDEN GEMS IN THE UK – COOL, QUIRKY & UNIQUE LOCATIONS

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There are an abundance of hidden gems in the UK just waiting to be discovered. Many of these places can't be found by simply searching…
Autumn walks

AUTUMN WALKS – WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

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As the seasons start to change we are met with frosty mornings, vibrant leaves and plenty of wildlife to spot during our autumn walks. As…
Budget honeymoon destinations in England

BUDGET HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN ENGLAND

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It’s an easy assumption to make that the UK won’t provide the same level of luxury and glorious sunshine that a tropical honeymoon can provide,…
Most instagrammable places in Cornwall

INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN CORNWALL – 10 UNMISSABLE LOCATIONS

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Discover some of the most Instagrammable places in Cornwall, that are most definitely worth a visit for any budding photographer, or simply to add to…
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LAKE DISTRICT HIGHEST PEAKS – TOP 10

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The beautiful Lake District attracts an abundance of adventurers throughout the year, seeking to explore the towering summits that make the county of Cumbria so…
Best Villages in Dorset Milton Abbas

MILTON ABBAS WALKS – A RURAL RETREAT

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Discover one of Dorsets prettiest villages with these Milton Abbas walks. Walking through the village is like stepping back in time, the rows of white…
Best villages in Dorset 10 Prettiest locations

BEST VILLAGES IN DORSET – 10 PRETTIEST LOCATIONS

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Dorset is home to some of prettiest villages in England, with an abundance of chocolate box cottages and quintessential English streets. Choosing the Best villages…
A Dorset day trip The Isle of Portland

A DORSET DAY TRIP – THE ISLE OF PORTLAND

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The Isle of Portland offers a unique and exciting Dorset day trip, steeped in maritime history, there is plenty to explore on this tiny tied…
Autumn in the Cotswolds

AUTUMN IN THE COTSWOLDS

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It’s that beautiful time of year again when the leaves are turning orange, the nights are drawing In and the mornings are dewy and fresh.…
Paddleboarding in Devon

PADDLEBOARDING IN DEVON – TOP 5 LOCATIONS

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Paddleboarding in Devon is a fantastic way to explore the spectacular coastline. This relaxing pastime allows you to navigate the water with just a board…
Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast

GOLDEN CAP WALK – THE JURASSIC COAST

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Follow this route for a breathtaking Golden Cap walk exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast.  Golden Cap is a cliff situated on the Dorset coastline between…
Jurassic Coast circular walks Man O'War Beach

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN DORSET

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When it comes to photography locations and Instagrammable places in Dorset, the beautiful Jurassic Coast has an abundance of spectacular views and impressive landscapes. Whether…
Beginners guide to kayaking

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO KAYAKING

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Beginner's guide to kayaking, everything you need to know before heading out on the water! TYPES OF KAYAK How to choose the best kayak to…
Do you need a license for a kayak

DO YOU NEED A LICENSE FOR A KAYAK?

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The question 'do you need a license for a kayak' can be confusing if you are new to kayaking. The short answer is yes, you…
Strawberry line to Cheddar Gorge

STRAWBERRY LINE TO CHEDDAR GORGE

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Enjoy a sunny Somerset Staycation full of cycling, cider and camping. Keep active with a cycle ride on The Strawberry Line to Cheddar Gorge, as…
Jurassic Coast circular walks Durdle door

COASTAL WALKS IN DORSET – JURASSIC COAST

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Coastal walks in Dorset, exploring 3 wonderful walking trails on the beautiful Dorset coastline.  All three of these routes are available to purchase to ensure…
Kayaking in bath the Kennet and Avon canal

KAYAKING IN BATH – THE KENNET AND AVON CANAL

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Kayaking in Bath is the perfect activity to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the waterway, whilst admiring the scenic setting of the Kennet and…
River Dart kayaking guide

RIVER DART KAYAKING GUIDE

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Devon is the perfect scenic spot to explore endless rolling countryside and charming villages by kayak. This River Dart kayaking guide provides a recommended route…
Jurassic coast walk the dancing ledge

JURASSIC COAST CIRCULAR WALK – DANCING LEDGE

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I thought I had found my favourite Jurassic Coast walk, but this route made for some pretty tough competition. If you're wondering where to go…
Hiking Snowdonia Snowdon walking routes

SNOWDON WALKING ROUTES – PATH, PREPARATION, CLIMB

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Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales standing 1,085 meters above sea level and the highest point In the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands…
Circular New Forest Cycling Routes you need to explore

CIRCULAR NEW FOREST CYCLING ROUTES

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No matter how many time you visit The New Forest, there is always something new to see or somewhere you haven't explored yet! The majority…
Old english village Shere Guildford Surrey Hills walk

THE HOLIDAY INSPIRED SURREY HILLS WALK AND THE ENGLISH VILLAGE OF SHERE

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If like me you are a fan of the film the Holiday staring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, the English village of Shere in Guildford…
Salisbury to Stonehenge cycle route Destination Downtime

SALISBURY TO STONEHENGE CYCLE ROUTE

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My favourite type of bike ride has to include beautiful country lanes, picturesque villages, awe- inspiring views, and not to mention minimal hills! This Salisbury…
Walks in Dartmoor Devon

WALKS IN DARTMOOR EXPLORING THE RUGGED, WILD, AND ENCHANTED MOORLAND

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Located in Devon, Dartmoor is one of fifteen National Parks in the UK. When asked to recommend walks in Dartmoor, this route is always one of…
Walking in the Brecon Beacons Talybont Waterfalls

WALKING IN THE BRECON BEACONS, TALYBONT WATERFALLS

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For some seriously beautiful views head to the picturesque Talybont Waterfalls. Hike along a glacial valley ridge before descending back down into the valley and…
Brecon Beacons kayaking, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

MONMOUTHSHIRE AND BRECON CANAL KAYAKING

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For a relaxing day on the water, head to the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Running through the Brecon Beacons this scenic kayaking trip is…
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