A Weekend at the Mustard Pot

We absolutely love York. This historic city is full to bursting with character, history, green space and so much to do that you could spend years working your way through all that it has to offer. Therefore I was absolutely thrilled when Cat, Mart and Martha from The Mustard Pot invited us to spend theContinue reading “A Weekend at the Mustard Pot”

Four Go Mad in Pembrokeshire

About a year ago, I clicked a link in a marketing email from Holiday Cottages and ended up impulsively booking a week in Pembrokeshire. I didn’t know anything about Pembrokeshire other than the fact it’s in Wales, has a coastline, and the word conjured up a vague image of puffins in my head. Fast forwardContinue reading “Four Go Mad in Pembrokeshire”

Ingram & East Hill

Ingram is one of the most picturesque villages in the Northumberland national park, and also the start and end location for the Cheviot Goat ultra marathon, which Sam ran in March this year. We drove up the day before so that he had plenty of time to get to the race registration in Ingram theContinue reading “Ingram & East Hill”

Easter Weekend in the Scottish Borders

Bank holiday weekends are a great opportunity for a quick mini break without using any precious days of annual leave. However, with the boom in the UK staycation industry since the start of the pandemic, it’s been increasingly difficult to find places to ‘get away from it all’ on bank holidays: the Lake District andContinue reading “Easter Weekend in the Scottish Borders”

Whinlatter Wainwrights

Last weekend we made a break for the Lakes while there was a good weather window – we were going to try and get a bit closer to finishing off the northern fells. Unfortunately, when we arrived in the car park a warning light came on in the car telling us to check the tyreContinue reading “Whinlatter Wainwrights”

High Seat & Bleaberry Fell

With the amazing weather last week lasting just up until the weekend, I decided to take the opportunity to get back over to the Lakes for the first time in about a month to tick off another Wainwright or two. I spent about an hour on Friday night flip-flopping over where to go, but finallyContinue reading “High Seat & Bleaberry Fell”

Exploring Northumberland with Doxford Farm

Anyone who’s been following my blog for any length of time will know how much I love Northumberland. It’s got it all: sweeping stretches of sandy beach, verdant forests and windswept hills. Not to mention a rich helping of history and vibrant coastal communities where you can find the freshest, tastiest seafood. Therefore I wasContinue reading “Exploring Northumberland with Doxford Farm”

High & Low Force

There are some sights which don’t get any less impressive no matter how many times you see them. High Force in County Durham is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the north of England, but you may be surprised to know that it isn’t actually the highest: both Cautley Spout in the HowgillsContinue reading “High & Low Force”