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Burntstump Country Park – Hikes near Nottingham

Burntstump Country Park – Hikes near Nottingham

Whenever Marc and I go home to visit his parents in Nottingham, we always get to take the lovely Elsa (his family’s English Setter) for walkies. We’ve been to Burntstump Country Park a few times now because it is great as an off-lead dog walk in Nottingham. It is also full of squirrels (which is great for providing extra puppy-joy to Elsa.) When we went home at Christmas we both needed a longer leg-stretch after being cooped up in airplanes/cars/trains…

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England’s best bluebell woods

England’s best bluebell woods

When I was little, I was convinced that fairies live in bluebell woods. My parents (and grandparents) would take us walking in the stunning bluebell woods in Devon, and I was always blown away by how magical woodlands can look when covered in a pretty purple carpet of flowers. I still think walking through gorgeous bluebell-covered woodland walks is one of the best possible things to do in spring. Over a quarter of the planet’s bluebells are located around the…

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English Countryside wedding – best kind of larks

English Countryside wedding – best kind of larks

This post will be a little different to my normal hiking adventures. I was going through some old photos, so would like to share what it was like to get married in my teeny village. I can also share my tips for having a fantastic wedding without breaking the bank. Most of our money saving tips, involved getting family and friends to help us with the preparations, so this wedding was a truly a joint effort. Venue – beautiful agricultural…

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Walks in the Cotswolds – Uley & Owlpen

Walks in the Cotswolds – Uley & Owlpen

England can be so blooming pretty! We visited Uley for the wedding of our awesome friends, Chloe and Jack. While we were in the area, we thought it would be nice to do some walks in the Cotswolds. None of our walks were particularly well planned. We just found footpaths between the villages of Uley and Owlpen and followed them through the green fields of springtime flowers. I am sure there are even nicer proper day hikes in the area. But…

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