Category: Travel

Kent – Something for Everyone to Enjoy in the Garden of England

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Going abroad this year might not be a risk that many people are willing to take with the movements of countries to amber and red lists, as well as the possibility of quarantine, but in the UK we are lucky to have many beautiful places that are perfect for a staycation this summer! One of these is the county of Kent – often referred to as the garden of England due to its fields and…

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Let’s go to the Isle of Aran

Posted on: January 25, 2021

Easily one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland has to be the isle of Aran. They lie off the west coast of the country. In County Galway, Ireland, they constitute the barony of Aran. The islands are: Inishmore, the largest; Inishmaan, the second largest; and Inisheer, the smallest, from west to east. The 1,200 inhabitants speak mainly Irish one of the last strongholds of the language, and it is used in local place names.…

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The Glory of Stonehenge

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Recently a decision about the A303 that runs past Stonehenge has finally been deceased. A tunnel will be built under the stones despite ongoing concerns and disputes. It has only been in the last twenty years or so that this magnificent monument of Neolithic power and ingenuity has been given the status it deserves. English Heritage has taken over the running of the site. Now there is a proper car park, visitor centre with shop…

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How to use a map to plan your walking route

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Planning a walking route can be done in a number of different ways but one of the best and safest is to use Walking Maps of your chosen area. You can find great maps from https://www.themapshop.co.uk/Explorer_Walking_Maps.htm Image credit The easiest routes, such as National Trails marked with green diamonds, follow waymarked trails. On OS maps, green dotted lines display trails with travel rights, while black dotted lines show trails that may or may not be…

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Exploring Dartmoor in the Winter

Posted on: November 16, 2020

Dartmoor is a landscape that has caught the imagination of man for thousands of years. Full of myth and legend, there is nowhere quite like it, and it is a great place to enjoy a scenic winter walk. Wrap up warm in shamrockgift.com aran sweaters and get out into the wintery air to enjoy the peace and quiet of this stunning part of the world…   Burrator – This walk will take you across some…

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What’s the best view to have?

Posted on: September 7, 2020

What’s the best view in the world? If you could have a house what would it look over? Everyone has a different point of view on this. For some they would like the vista of a mountain range, for others it’s a seascape. Here are some of the best places in the world that provide the best view. To get a good view you need a decent window and this is where Gloucester double glazing…

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Five of the most stunning camping spots in Ireland

Posted on: August 25, 2020

When it comes to camping, you really are spoilt for choice of locations on the Emerald Isle. Whether it’s your first time camping or you’re already a seasoned pro, Ireland does not lack opportunities and beautiful landscapes. Here are five of the best locations you can visit. Image Credit Nore Valley Park, Co. Kilkenny For a family-fun-filled time away, Nore Valley Park has it all. Located near the stunning River Nore, this family-run site offers…

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Mount Chimborazo

Mount Chimborazo: Taller Than Everest?

Posted on: June 3, 2020

Next time you are asked to name the highest mountain in the world at a pub quiz will you challenge the standard answer of ‘Everest’ and instead insist your team go with Mount Chimborazo? By rights if you did then you should win the point, but it would probably involve a lengthy explanation and a whole lot of arguing for justice to be done. Image Credit Is It True? The problem is that for all…

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