Fistral Beach: things to do and visiting guide

View along Fistral Beach Newquay Cornwall England UK

A golden stretch of sand hugging the North Cornish coastline, Fistral Beach is an absolute delight. With world-class waves crashing against the shoreline and rugged sand dunes in the background, this iconic beach is one of the most-loved in Cornwall. It’s a west-facing sandy beach, with rocks and cliffs behind it. While it’s very popular, […]

14 Best Beaches Near Bath in Somerset, Dorset and Wales!

Colorful Beach Huts at Barry Island, Wales, UK

If you’re looking for the best beaches near Bath, you’ve got to read this post!  Most famous for its ancient history as a Roman spa town and its gorgeous Georgian architecture (which has found even more fame in the TV show Bridgerton!), Bath is a glorious city and one of South West England’s premier tourist […]

13 Plymouth Beaches: Hike, Relax or do Watersports!

Burgh Island South Devon England UK near seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough in colourful HDR bright artistic and vivid with cloudscape

Known as Britain’s Ocean City, there are plenty of wonderful Plymouth beaches to enjoy. While there’s no actual Plymouth Beach – the city is between two river mouths and has a harbour –  if you venture east over the River Plym, or west into Cornwall, you’ll find a wide variety, with something for everyone!  Whether […]

How to do the Boscastle to Tintagel Walk on the SWCP

Views from Tintagel towards Bossiney Haven (Cove) in West Cornwall, England, UK.

If you like stunning coastal scenery, ancient legend and challenging terrain, you’ll love this Boscastle to Tintagel walk. Both of these villages are popular spots along the Cornish coastline, but the hike between them is particularly impressive.  You’ll start at the gorgeous Boscastle harbour and finish on the rocky island that’s home to Tintagel Castle. […]

Tips for taking the Hartland Quay to Bude walk on the SWCP

Cornwall countryside Sandymouth coast North Cornwall England UK from south west coast path towards Bude in colourful HDR

At the start of the day, the Hartland Quay to Bude walk may seem impossible. Widely regarded as the most difficult section of the South West Coast Path national trail, it begins in the far northwest of Devon and plunges into ten river valleys, the relentless path encompassing dozens of steep steps down, only to […]

Clovelly to Hartland Quay Walk: Tips and Directions

Dramatic seascape landscape of rock formations with golden hour sunset or sunrise light of Screda Point at Hartland Quay on the North Devon coast in England, UK.

Encompassing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country and spanning through lush woodland, the Clovelly to Hartland Quay walk is one of the best along the South West Coast Path.  This North Devon hike first ambles through the forest but takes a dramatic turn at Hartland Point, where the terrain becomes […]

Plymouth Walks: Urban Strolls and Hikes Near Plymouth!

Rame Head at the start of Whitsand Bay as seen from the coast path. Cornwall England UK

Are you looking for Plymouth walks? This blog post has a list of the best short and long walks around Britain’s ocean city, with plenty of options for both coastal walks and inland hikes.  There’s something for all abilities and interests near this South Devon city. Whether you want a long hike in moorland, a […]

Best Beaches Near Bristol: sunbathe, stroll, swim and surf!

Landscape and seascape photography around Wales.

Are you looking for beaches near Bristol? Take a look at this list of 17 beaches close by, in Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wales and even Devon! Bristol is the biggest city in the West Country. There are so many incredible things to do here, including admiring street art, going on board the SS Great Britain […]

Things to do in Glastonbury: the South West’s quirkiest town

Glastonbury tor filmed from drone on sunny day, footage was taken from dji mavic pro 2 drone, iconic monument in the middle of the countryside

Quirky, beautiful and charming – Glastonbury is a one-of-a-kind town to visit while you’re exploring South West England. It’s achieved legendary status for its festival and is a spiritual magnet for people who love the weird and wonderful, but it has dozens of other incredible attractions to see year-round, Glastonbury is an unmissable place to […]

Best Things to do in the Mendip Hills: A Somerset Hidden Gem

Brent Knoll is located on the Somerset Levels between Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater. There are views inland to Crook Peak and Glastonbury Tor. Very popular with walkers and has public footpaths to the top. At the foot of the hill are two villages East Brent and Brent Knoll. The hill dominates the landscape and can be seen for many miles.

Drive 20 minutes south of Bristol, and the city gradually peters out, making way for the rolling, limestone Mendip Hills.  This natural wonderland is among one of the best day trips from Bristol and Bath, but with the exception of the town of Cheddar in the south, masses of tourists haven’t quite discovered it yet! […]