Days Out

New Forest

48 hours in the New Forest

The New Forest National Park and surrounding areas has it all – great countryside, beaches, country pubs and some top tourist attractions. The actual park is a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland, open heather-covered heaths, rivers and valley mires, a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes, and pretty, villages. It is […]

The Fallowfield Loop

Cycling: Stockport to Dunham Massey

The whole point of off-road cycling is to get away from the traffic and the noise of the city. The beauty of Manchester is you can be in the Lakes, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales or the Cheshire plains in a few hours. One of the best – and easiest – […]

Warner Bros Studios Tour, London (Harry Potter)

Magical trip around Harry Potter’s world

‘The tour will take at least three hours’ we are told at the start of the Warner Bros Tour London – or Harry Potter World as we call it.. Three? Try five. At least. Although the studios claim to be in London they are actually in Watford, which is better […]

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank: Time to venture outdoors

With spring around the corner and many of us glad to see the end of the wet winter, now is the time to venture outdoors. Having received one of the most useful Christmas gifts last year, a National Trust family membership, we have been enjoying various trips out and about […]