Archive for September, 2009

Rossendale Walking Festival

Follow the Soup Loop or take the Wind Turbines and Whisky Tour during the Rossendale Walking Festival from 3rd to 5th October 2009. With rugged countryside, punctuated by hills and big skies Rossendale is one of Lancashire’s best kept secrets. In fact it’s such a hidden gem you’ll struggle to find it on most maps. [...]

Picture of the day: Didcot Railway Centre

Picture of the day: Didcot Railway Centre

Today’s picture of the day is of Didcot Railway Centre situated between London and Bristol.  It houses a collection of restored Great Western Railway steam locomotives.  Visitors can enjoy a ride on a replica of the 1840 ’Fire Fly on a recreated version of Brunel’s broad gauge railway.

Picture of the day: The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

Picture of the day: The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

Today’s picture of the day is of The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary in Oban, Scotland.  Learn about an array of sea creatures and see the rescue and rehabilitation facility where there are often common and grey seal pups.  The resident otters Fingal and Sula can be seen playing or sleeping in their holt.

Tironan House Hotel, Mull

A five-star bed and breakfast on the stunning Isle of Mull, Tironan House Hotel is a haven for visitors who want to truly get away from it all. The converted Victorian house is set within large and spectacular gardens with has stunning lochside views, completed by the traditional but chic décor in the luxurious bedrooms, [...]

Picture of the day: The Needles, Isle of Wight

Picture of the day: The Needles, Isle of Wight

Today’s picture of the day is of The Needles on the beautiful Isle of Wight.  The Needles are three large pinnacles standing at a height of 100ft.  They once connected the island to the mainland.  You will also find a lighthouse here and some breathtaking views.

In Scotland? Keep your eyes peeled for Donald Trump!

In Scotland? Keep your eyes peeled for Donald Trump!

Statues across Scotland have been ‘dressed up’ as Donald Trump in protest at his highly controversial proposed golf resort in Menie. Around 20 statues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Stirling have been given the temporary makeover by the Menie Liberation Front. Trump’s proposal for a world class golf course, a second 18-hole course, 950 holiday [...]

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Loch Fyne

Overlooking Loch Fyne, Ardkinglas Woodland Garden is famed for its award-winning trees. Visitors can relax along peaceful trails that pass a Scriptorium full of literary quotes, a woodland lochan and the remains of a 17th Century mill, while also keeping their eyes open for the charming red squirrels, which frequent the gardens and are particularly [...]

Picture of the day: Birling Gap, East Sussex

Picture of the day: Birling Gap, East Sussex

Today’s picture of the day is of Birling Gap situated near Eastbourne in East Sussex.  It is a stunning and peaceful pebble beach overlooked by the fantastic Seven Sisters cliffs.  There is ample parking available and a bar, coffee shop and Hotel within walking distance of the beach.

Incredible Anglo-Saxon gold find in Staffordshire

Incredible Anglo-Saxon gold find in Staffordshire

A hugely significant hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold has been found in a field in Staffordshire – so significant that it’s reduced archaologists to tears! Amateur metal detector Terry Herbert made the initial find in a farmer friend’s field in July this year and it is already being heralded as “the equivalent of finding a new [...]

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Scottish Borders

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Scottish Borders

The foliage of the famous arboretum at Dawyck Botanic Gardens is currently being transformed into a vivid array of colours, with leaves changing in colour. Autumn fruits are in plentiful supply, from acorns, colourful crab apples, maple keys, fir cones and beech nuts, not forgetting everyone’s childhood favourite, the conker!  Get yourself along and enjoy [...]

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