Archive for May, 2018

The prettiest campsites Britain has to offer

May 23rd, 2018

 

While many factors come in to play, most campervan or motorhome travelers are inclined to favor less clogged, more scenic campsites. We’ve compromised a list of what we feel are some of the most beautiful campgrounds, making your trip more memorable.

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Aberafon Campsite, North Wales.

 

Aberafon Campsite is right by the beach!

 

With just 16 camping spots, this blissful campsite located on the Llyn Peninsula is surrounded by majestic mountains and is set right by the beach. This campsite is great for exploring rock pools, wild swimming, wakeboarding, fishing, hiking, walking, and paragliding.  You’re located just a stone’s throw from the beach, and if you visit during the holiday season, an on-site shop is open for restocking. The camp comes with showering, laundry, and dishwashing conveniences and is a few minutes away from Snowdon.

 

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Beech Croft Farm, England.

 

Scenic views aplenty on this campsite located on a sheep farm in Derbyshire!

 

Set on a sheep farm on Derbyshire Hills, this gorgeous campsite offers vacationers an ideal start off point to explore the Peak District. You’ll camp in a meadow, have views of the surrounding Derbyshire Hills and have plenty of exercises to keep you busy during your stay here. Since the farm is set right in the middle of Peak District National Park, there are plenty of walks to enjoy. The campsite offers a heated showering point, Wi-Fi, 16amp hook-up, water and TV aerial sockets and a shop. Two pubs are within easy distance in the next village.

 

Make reservations here!

 


Badrallach Campsite, Bothy & Cottage, Scotland.

 

This gorgeous campsite is a good eight miles distance from civilization!

 

Perfect for travelers looking for peace, quiet and isolation. The campsite is located a good eight miles from the nearest busy road and offers campers the privilege of privacy with individual camping pitches being tucked away behind bushes.Set on the banks of Little Loch Broom, with imposing mountains towering over you, the campsite is famed for presenting visitors with the chance to enjoy the thriving wildlife in the area. Expect to see otters (who doesn’t find otters the most adorable creatures?!) deer, white-tailed sea eagles and red squirrels among other animals. The area also dishes up some delightful spots for walking, hiking (An Teallach is a stone’s throw away), kayaking and canoeing.

 

Find out what facilities and services are available at the campsite here.

 

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Lickisto Blackhouse Camping, Scotland.

 

This campsite offers one the opportunity to camp right by the beautiful isle of Harris!

 

Described as many as one of the most beautiful campsites in Scotland, Lickisto Blackhouse enables campers to set about getting acquainted with the East part of the Isle of Harris. Individual pitches allow for privacy and unmatched views of the ocean twinkling below. The campsite has yurts, caravan camping pitches, a vegetable patch which you can help yourself to and a shared communal kitchen. The area is excellent for fishing, cycling, canoeing, and hiking and the beach rolls right up to the campsite. Be prepared to be befriended by the resident game birds!

 

Speak to Harvey and John, proprietors of Lickisto Blackhouse Camping about your possible reservations here

 

Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park, Wales.

 

Stunning views and the historic town of Brecon are ready to be enjoyed!

 

A magnificent castle, on which grounds armies battle each other, Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park retains memorabilia of its glory days like an old chapel and crumbling walls.  Located near the Brecon Beacons, the site allows hikers and walkers the benefit of being right beside some of the tallest peaks in the area. Vacationers can also embark on mountain biking, canoeing, pony trekking or watch over the little ones at the campsites park. The campsite is an award winner that offers guests exceptional amenities, picturesque views, and a quiet, lovely camping spot.

 

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Additionally, check out:

Three cliffs bay

Penrallt Coastal Camping 

Greenacres Camping

Brook Meadow

Wheems Organic Farm

 

If we’ve enticed you enough to get travelling,  and enjoy the abundant beauty around the UK with a terrific hike!

 

 

 

Were your boots meant for walking?

May 23rd, 2018

 

Walk 500 miles and 500 more (or less) with our list of the best walks and hikes in Britain. We’ve included day walks as well as more difficult ones. Trails for the family and more challenging hikes for the dedicated adventurer.

 

Bochlwyd Horseshoe, Wales.

 

Rated as a Grade one scrambling route, the Bochlwyd Horseshoe consists of the iconic Welsh mountains Tryfan Ridge, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fachas and Y Gribin Ridge.

 

Distance: 5.3 Miles.

Get as close as you can to Tryfan to begin your hike amongst one of Snowdonia’s quintessential scramble trails.  Rated as a Grade one scrambling route, the Bochlwyd Horseshoe consists of the iconic Welsh mountains Tryfan Ridge, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fachas and Y Gribin Ridge. You can spice up your walk by adding in Bastow Buttress depending on your experience with more taxing courses.  We recommend you come early to ensure you don’t miss out on a parking spot as they tend to fill up quite quickly. Pack in helmets and rope if you’re not too experienced with scramble walks. The hike up is trickier in winter.

 

Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria, England.

 

Favored by many a walker, the hike dishes up a diverse landscape and allows the hiker to experience the life and times of the men who defended these walls.

 

Distance: 84 Miles.

The defensive wall built by the Romans from 122 AD onwards was once used to safeguard the Roman-occupied areas from Scotland yet now serves as a coast to coast National Trail. Favored by many a walker, the hike dishes up a diverse landscape and allows the hiker to experience the life and times of the men who defended these walls and includes Roman forts along the way. Divide the trail up into more comfortable walks to suit the hikers’ preference.

 

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Seven Sisters, East Sussex.

 

Seven Sisters, East Sussex

 

Distance: 13. 8 Miles.

Towering over the English Channel, these porcelain white chalk cliffs enthrall walkers with its views of the fantastic coastline.  Consisting of the “seven sisters” Haven Brow, Brass Point, Rough Brow, Flagstaff Brow Short Brow, Went Hill and Bailey’s Hill, the walk dips down to the shoreline making it a great spot to cool off! The beautiful town of Seaford rests on the south coast England and will be the starting point of your hike. If you wish to make a shorter trek, then we recommend you begin the walk from the Seven Sisters Country Park. Walkers must stay away from the edges of the cliffs as it is known for giving in to erosion.

 

Walberswick nature reserve, Suffolk.

 

The Reserve consists of a variety of sceneries ranging from lagoons, woodlands, grasslands, and marshes

 

Distance: 10 Miles.

This one is a particular favorite for bird lovers and best visited in the spring months. The Reserve consists of a variety of sceneries ranging from lagoons, woodlands, grasslands, and marshes. Rich in habitat, this reserve is called home by an assortment of animals like otters, deer and abundant spices of birds. You can begin your walk from Walberswick to Dunwich through a clear path or use the ferry to cross river Blythe and start from there. Keep an ear open for the calls from the March Harrier, Wigeons, Pintails and the Bearded Tit amongst many others. You can stock up on refreshments at Dunwich village.

 

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Box Hill, Surrey.

 

Keeping your little ones entertained and guaranteeing a fuss-free journey is this pleasant walk through the Surrey countryside

 

Distance: 04 Miles.

Keeping your little ones entertained and guaranteeing a fuss-free journey is this pleasant walk through the Surrey countryside. The trail takes a modest hour and a half to complete which means families can stop by the stepping stones at box hills for a relaxing picnic. The walk will keep even the most boisterous tots engaged with rope swings, tunnels, intriguing wildlife and log bridges.Located at the visitor center by the car park are amenities like washrooms and cafes are.  Keep an eye on your kids in case there is any tumbling over!

 

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Five wild swimming spots to set the tone for your wild camping adventure!

May 23rd, 2018

 

There’s nothing shallow about wild swimming! Who wouldn’t like to stumble across a secluded river or isolated bay for a refreshing dip? We’ve tried to include the best, unspoiled spots that cover everything! _ enjoy exhilarating watersport activities ranging from cliff to surfing or explore sheltered bodies and azure oceans. Wild swimming is excellent for the body and the mind and provides kids with the gleeful opportunity to lark around by the beach and discover secret waterfalls. Take a read, and later, a swim, perhaps!

 

1. Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire, Wales

 

What to expect

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Formerly utilized as a quarry, the outer wall facing the sea was demolished by locals who in turn created a stunning amphitheatre that has been a hotspot for cliff divers. The Red Bull Cliff Divers’ World Series was held here in the year 2012 & 2013, and it’s no real surprise as the aquamarine waters, and towering cliffs make for an impressive backdrop and secure cliff-diving conditions. The water below is estimated to be around 25 meters or so downwards has daring cliff divers and adrenaline addicts gleefully plummeting into the waters below!

 


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It’s going to be near impossible to take your vehicle up the quarry, so leave your motorhome or campervan at the scenic Celtic Camping & Bunkhouse Accommodation site while enjoying the day hiking and swimming in this breathtaking quarry. Set a smooth ten minutes distance from Blue Lagoon, the Celtic Camping site rests amid stunning landscapes, and provides glorious views out towards the sea. The spacious campsite extends across 250 acres of rolling farmland and offers direct access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path plus a wealth of local activities. The owners welcome traditional campers, campervans, touring caravans, and well-behaved pets. Campers have access to a large, spotless shower and toilet block, the indoor dining hall, and a laundry with washer and dryer. A communal barn allows vacationers to cook, wash up and eat in rainy weather. You can choose where to pitch, and electric pitches are available at an additional fee. Spend the day exploring St David’s and the wealth of beaches enclosing the campsite, or savour delicious, award-winning fish and chips at The Shed in Porthgain harbour. Return to the Celtic Camping site to toast marshmallows over a crackling campfire as the stars twinkle above and the waves beat against the rocks below. Keep an eye out for basking seals and amazing local wildlife.

 

2. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

What to expect

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We can’t guarantee you’ll see fairies but who needs those when you have these magical pools of freshwater for a refreshing dip? Undoubtedly your swim will be somewhat ** chilly, but boy, will it be worth a mild bout of the shivers! Take a quick hike through Glen Brittle forest or access these pristine pools is through the village of Carbost. The less adventurous can opt for the fairy pools walk or whip out a camera for some fantastic Instagram-worthy snaps!

 

Stay here:

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The Glenbrittle Campsite & Café lies on foot of the rugged Cuillin Mountains and brims with views of the enclosing crags, and undulating countryside. The prizewinning campsite walked away with the award for Gold Campsite of the Year 2019 by the Great Outdoors Magazine Awards and is the perfect base for outdoor adventurers, hikers, and walkers. Sit back and admire the views, explore the surrounding countryside, or experience an afternoon of living history at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Pitches spread out across the field and in the direction of Loch Brittle beach. An onsite shop and café sell fresh bread, lovely hot chocolate, croissants, and speciality coffee. Dogs are welcome; however, Fido must remain on a leash at all times. Alternatively, you can drive up to Coral Beach, and wild camp right by the sea! Leave your campervan or motorhome hire at the Claigan Carpark and take a relaxed 20-minute walk to the beach to set up your tent. Wake up to the glorious sunrise, marvel at the scenic views, and, if you’re lucky, you might have the entire strand to yourself. A Coastal beach is an easy hours distance from the pools and Glenbrittle Campsite & Café, so wild camp for a few days by the beach before driving into the campgrounds to visit the fairy pools after a refreshing hot shower. Remember to camp responsibly and adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

 

3. Linhope Spout, Northumberland, England

 


What to expect

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Compromising of a 60-foot waterfall dropping into a bottomless plunge pool below, Linhope Spout is a picturesque spot for a dip and the enclosing meadow is perfect for picnics. Located in Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park, the walk up to the falls is appreciably mild and requires a wee bit of scrambling to reach the falls. If you’d rather stay dry, take the Linhope Spout walk, which is a mere 3 miles starting from Hartside to Linhope. Be on alert for furry red squirrels in spring and autumn!

 

Stay here:

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The River Breamish Caravan and Motorhome Club Site is a half hours driving distance from the majestic Linhope Waterfall. Set amid the lush Cheviot Hills, the campsite stretches out over 10 acres and provides facilities like a toilet block, hot showers, chemical disposal, and laundry on site. Caravans, motorhomes, and tents are welcome. Hedges partition off each grass or hard standing pitches which are sheltered by trees. A lovely walk leads down to a nature reserve and the adjacent river. Drive into the town of Alnwick, lounge by the coast or explore charming villages and lively cities. A garage shop within walking distance of the site provides grocery items and camping equipment. If you’d rather be out under big skies and endless landscapes, leave your motorhome or campervan hire on a grass layby at Hartside farm and find a secluded spot to set up your tent. You can try your luck at the Threestoneburn forest plantation, or wander into the plantations beyond Linhope village. The fells enclosing Linhope are ideal for walks and hikes, so feel free to stroll across green landscapes sprinkled with grazing sheep, trek up Dunmoor Hill or cycle past meandering rivers.

 

4. Achmelvich Bay, Scotland

 

What to expect

 

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Merely looking at this gorgeous bay helps soothe the soul. Located in the village of Lochinver, stunning aquamarine waters lazily roll up on the white sands. You’re bound to forget you’re in Britain and not lounging on a Caribbean island! If you’re put off by the slightly taxing walk there, we’re not going to try very hard to persuade you to reach Achmelvich Bay. Idyllic, yet stunning locations are less magical with the crowds! While Achmelvich village is relatively small and offers a caravan park and a campsite, it’s the selection of beaches that will send your heart soaring! Tae your field glasses to observe playful dolphins and basking whales!

 


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Escape from the rat race and enjoy a vacation by to the sparkling beauty of the Achmelvich Bay. Park your motorhome or campervan rental at The Shore Caravan Site and explore the exceptional fishing, walking, mountain climbing, and water activities around the grounds. Onsite facilities are basic yet plentiful. There are showers, toilets, chemical disposal toilet, electric hookups, and an onsite launderette. Kick back and unwind on the stunning white sand or venture into the inviting waters. Explore the walking trails crisscrossing the area or take a twenty-minute walk along the coast to Port Alltan na Bradhan where you’re free to get away from the holidaymakers, cast inhibition to the wind and have great fun skinny dipping!

 


5. Tongue pot, Upper Eskdale, Lake District West, England

 


What to expect

 

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Tongue Pot is by far one of our top favourites. Located at Lake District National Park, the part of river Esk known as Tongue pot is a famed secret pool that glistens under an old packhorse bridge while a river starting way up from Scafell Pike thunders into it. The refreshing pool is about an hour’s walk from the road and formed when two rivers meet. High jumps of 05 meters are possible, and the water is quite clear. There is a private, shallow-watered natural pool further below. Additionally, you could hike onward to Scafell Pike where the trail is not too tiring and walk down via Broad Strand for some breathtaking views.

 


Stay here:

 

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Get ready to enjoy the nothing but the rolling hills, big skies and open landscapes of the Great Langdale Valley when you camp at Eskdale Campsite. Tucked in a secluded pocket in the Lake District, Eskdale spreads out over eight acres of grassland, bordered by towering trees, with a burbling stream meandering through the site. The campgrounds are an ideal base for nature lovers who can hike among the Wasdale fells or trek up Scafell Pike- the highest mountain in England. Hop on the historic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for a forty-minute ride of jaw-dropping scenery or discover a cosy pub within easy walking distance. Pitches are generous; there is a fully-stocked shop on the grounds and facilities are well-maintained. If you’d rather skip the crowds and enjoy the magnificent natural scenery, pack in your camping gear and wild camp on Eskdale Moor. Hike past the Eskdale Valley, and find flat ground by running water at the foot of Illgill Head. Make sure to tent above walled farmland and leave nothing but footprints behind.

 

Spend a few days in the wild, and wander across the landscape on a remote camping adventure. If you’re not keen on campsite camaraderie, sit back and enjoy the spectacular views from your cosy campground. Wild swimming, isolated camping, fantastic views, and cheery, uncrowded campsites – what more could you want on a wild swimming escapade?

 

 

 

 

 

Wild campsites in Scotland you shouldn’t miss!

May 21st, 2018

 

While motorhomes are just about great for wanderlust stricken soul, not every motorhome campsite offers you the luxury to get closer to wild and further away from the bustle of people. The campsites listed below are close to campgrounds where you can comfortably leave your vehicle and take a day, two or three to hike, bathe, climb and star gaze, all with the seclusion you crave.

 

Loch Enoch

 

Enjoy the striking view of Loch Enoch

 

Home to the “wildest guesthouse in Scotland,” Skiary, indicates that your camping experience at Loch Hourn comes with an undersupply of crowds and (if possible), an oversupply of misty hills, unpolluted visibility of the 14-mile loch sea and a wide-ranging selection of breathtaking views to drink in. The coastline is seldom reachable by road and has a sparse population, (the largest community, Arnisdale, contains a total of 30 residents!) living up to its title as “one of the last remaining wildernesses in Scotland”  making for fantastic hiking and camping conditions.

 

 

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland.

 

The “most beautiful beach in Britain” - Sandwood Bay

 

Formed when a massive cap of ice gurgled into the sea via the pass of Glencoe, The Lost Valley, Glencoe was formerly used by Clan Macdonald to hide livestock and a retreat during the Glencoe massacre in 1692. Though the hike there is a little strenuous, your first view of the valley will be gape worthy. You’ll get a magnificent view of the three sisters, Bidean, Gearr Aonach, and Beinn Fhad, waterfalls, lakes with crystal clear water and the perfect conditions for skiing in winter.  Though family-friendly, the terrain is steep, rock-strewn and involves the crossing of a river which may be difficult after heavy showers.

 

Take a look at our list of the prettiest beaches in the UK!

 

Vatersay, Outer Hebrides.

 

The azure waters of the Caribbean’s at Vatersay beach

 

Craving the azure waters of the Caribbean’s? Let the Caribbean’s come to you! Introducing Vatersay, in the Outer Hebrides! We’re talking ivory shaded beaches, protective dunes, and a sea tinted with the most beautiful blues. Not only are you treated to the sights of vibrant flora, fauna and machair habitat, if you’ve got a little time for exploring, there are also many beautiful beaches in the area like Castlebay. This quiet beach overlooks the Sandray, Pabbay and Mingulay islands which are no longer inhabited by man, but is home to a plethora of seabirds.  A boat ride will get you to the islands.

 

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Loch Etchachan. 

 

The spectacular glen of Loch Etchachan

 

Easily accessible by foot from Fort William, the spectacular glen of Loch Etchachan is right in the middle of the highlands and has many a forestry trails making it a top spot for biking enthusiasts and dishes up premium walking trails, some of the best in Scotland. Bordered by the hills Ben Nevis, Aonach Mòr, Càrn Mor Dearg, Aonach Beag and the Mamore range this U shaped valley is even home to stunning waterfall An Steall, gushing from a hanging valley. Fort William is noted for a variety of outdoor sports activities where everything from rock climbing to white water rafting is available.

 

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Get your 2018 groove on!

May 18th, 2018

 

Music festivals scream many things, none of them including the word mundane! We’ve made a list of music festivals for the kids and the big kids. Take a look, hire a campervan or motorhome and get ready to unleash some wicked moves!

 

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Bestival.

 

Bestival 2017 - Dizzie Rascal Performing.

 

Dates:  2 August -5 August 2018.
Venue:  East Lulworth, United Kingdom.
Headliners: London Grammar, M.I.A, Mura Masa, Grace Jones and others.

The lowdown:
Instagram worthy décor, stellar lineups, theater, comedy, an Insect Circus Museum, brilliant visuals and intriguing audios are part of the reason people are attracted to this thronging of elaborately dressed revelers. Perhaps trying to make up for the void created by a Glastonbury-less 2018, the festival has moved forward and included much to do besides raving. Give the wood fired hot tub a shot or partake in a yoga workshop. Indulge in four days of festival fun at ‘the most colorful show on earth’!
PS – This year’s festival is circus themed!

 

More information, here.

 

Honorable mentions -
Kendal Calling
South West Four
Boomtown 
Standon Calling
The Great Escape
Field Day

 

 

Download Festival.

 

Download Festival - A pumped-up haven of all things Metal!

 

Dates:  8 June – 10 June 2018.
Venue:  Donington Park, England.
Headliners: Avenge Sevenfold, Guns and Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson and more.

 

The lowdown: Easily the second most prominent music festival after Glastonbury, this prestigious metal/rock festival continues to impress with an extraordinary lineup for 2018. Over the course of three days, expect to be blown away by a plethora of bands spread over three stages, playing to masses of head-banging fans!

 

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Honorable mentions -
Bloodstock Open Air

 

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NASS Festival.

 

Nass Festival - The joining of Sport and Music.

 

Dates:  5th July -8th July 2018.
Venue:  DoniRoyal Bath & West Showground, England.
Headliners: Dizzie Rascal, Run DMC, Damien “Jr. Gong’ Marley and more.

 

The lowdown: Do you enjoy skating as much as you enjoy your music? Look no further than NASS festival! Enjoy wild beats and even wilder stunts as you partake in three days of action sports, mosh pits and a healthy atmosphere that has party animals coming back year after year. Compromising of seven music stages and six sports courses, you can divide your time between the great music on offer, the world-class skaters and the BMX riders impressing audiences with their daring spins and twists.  Declared to be the only music festival of its kind in the UK, you need to give this a visit!

 

Check out this years lineup and ticket information here

 

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Aldeburgh Festival

 

Aldeburgh Festival - Classical music at its finest.

 

Dates:  08th June -24th June 2018.
Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall. -Suffolk, England.
Headliners: John Mahler, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Chamber Orchestra, Wilson, Michael Hersch, Claire Chase and more.

 

The lowdown: If you’re the kind who enjoys your music classical and bass-free, we recommend the Aldeburgh Festival to you. Sample some of the most beautiful classical music on offer and participate in what New York Times calls ‘a festival so broadly rich in interest that it ranks among the finest in the world.’ Besides poetry, art and musicals, take part in walks and talks.

 

To make a reservation or book tickets click here

 

Honorable mentions -
Cheltenham music festival 
Buxton international festival 

 

Blissfields

 

Blissfields - Party, hard. With the kids!

 

Dates:  5th July – 8th July 2018
Venue:  Vicarage Farm in Woodmancott, England.
Headliners: Dub Pistols, Norman Jay MBE, Too Many T’s, Kioko, Skata Jones and more.

 

The lowdown: Why should adults have all the fun, running through clouds of glitter and shaking limbs to rhythmic beats? Get your kids in on the music festival experience. Dishing up something for everyone in the family Blissfields has everything from pizza making classes and paint fights, to the ‘Unicorn’s Nest,’ a place toddlers are securely babysat while their parents can head out for the great food and beer available on the grounds or just savor the great music drifting through the air.

 

Check out the festivals activities and other details here

 

Honorable mentions -
Alfresco
Geronimo
Maverick 

 

 

 

It’s Britain, Beach(es)!

May 15th, 2018

 

Sun worshipers, migrators and holidaymakers alike, here’s our pick of best beaches in Britain that offer more than the obligatory sun, sea, and sand.

 

Southwold, Suffolk.

 

Southwold, Suffolk

 

Why?
Unperturbed by urban development, the slow-paced town of Southwold embraces the charm of bygone eras. Great for a relaxing staycation.

 

What you’re likely to see:
Brightly colored beach huts, a lighthouse placed somewhat curiously in the middle of town, a mischievous water clock, cozy pubs, Michelin rosette awarded restaurants and an award-winning pier that houses many sunny cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

 

Recommended:
Visit the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery to experience onsite brewing dating back to over 670 years. For fine dining and a look at Southwold’s oldest building visit the Sutherland House Hotel & Fish Restaurant. The Southwold museum and the amber shop are also worth a visit.

 

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Barafundle Beach, Pembrokeshire

 

Great for swimming and surfing

 

Why?
Perfect for anyone looking for a secluded beach and rural scenery. Think Caribbean-esque beach vibes!

 

What you’re likely to see:
What you won’t see is many people! Formerly a private beach, accessible only by a half mile walk, with no beach facilities nearby, this is for the ardent thalassophiles. Prepare to be blown away by aquamarine-hued waters and golden carpets of sand. Great for swimming and surfing!

 

Recommended:
Dog-friendly Stackpole Inn is relatively new and has a smitten following. The Boathouse Tearoom, a converted boathouse, offers excellent food and views over Talkin Tarn.

 

Porthminster Beach – West Cornwall

 

Soft sand and crystal clear water - the Caribbeans right here in the UK!

 

What you’re likely to see:
Tranquil waters, swaying palm trees and flax-golden sea sand. This beach is a smooth 05 minutes distance from the town and is very close to the St. Ives railway station. Check out the mini golf course and restaurants by the sea.

 

Recommended:
Feeling peckish? Award-winning Porthminster Café is slap-bang on the beach! If you’ve got spare time, drop in at the secret Chapel Porth Beach.

 

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Woolacombe, Devon

 

Woolacombe is considered one of the best family beaches in the UK!

 

Why?
Bustling kids clubs, excellent swimming and surfing conditions, rock pools and glorious views, this seemingly endless golden sanded beach is top for family vacations.

 

What you’re likely to see:
A typical British seaside resort, surfers glide on waves while tots cheerfully splash away from concerned parents. Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park offers a variety of facilities including an impressive kiddie splash pool and a late night bar. The city is small yet well stocked with cafes and surf shops. Lots of parking space!

 

Recommended:
Sunset picnics by Barricane Beach Café, which serves delicious Sri Lankan food. (Unlicensed, so take your alcohol.) Oh! And the beach of course! Rated best beach in Europe for 2015 & 2016 by TripAdvisor. Visit The National Trust Headlands for stunning countryside walks.

 

 

Oxwich Bay Beach, Swansea, Wales.

 

Great for walks and baywatching!

 

Why?
Easily accessible, Oxwich Bay Beach boasts of calm waters, beautiful fauna, watersports, bird watching and history walks.

 

What you’re likely to see:
An intriguing blend of dunes, salt marshes, woodlands, and watersports, this curved beach has been named one of the most beautiful in the world and is dog-friendly all year round!

 

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Recommended:
Walk towards Nicholaston Burrows if you’d like more natural and fewer vacationers. Grab a bite at the Beach House Restaurant, which has rave reviews and is the AA Hospitality Award winner for 2017.