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Exploring Cornwall -

My first day at Dolphin Rise, Mousehole, I woke to the amazing sea views stretching across to St. Michael’s Mount. It only seemed fit to walk around the South West Coast Path to have a closer look. Mousehole, at the far end of Cornwall, is a picturesque fishing village with narrow streets, colourful houses, and safe harbour for small boats. Following the coastal path onto the larger town of Newlyn. Newlyn is a busy fishing port, with lines of trawlers moored up along the quay. This leads on into Penzance, one of the largest towns in Cornwall with a mainline train link...

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Exploring Dartmoor -

Guy and Basil have been enjoying a week in Dartmoor. They’ve been staying at the perfect location for winter walks, Lower Hookner Farm.. Their week has been rather wet and windy but they’ve still managed some good walks and even had some glorious, short sunny breaks in the weather. Dartmoor is known for its rugged terrain, exposed moorland, and unpredictable weather. Winter walking here can be beautiful, but it's important to be prepared. What’s Guy got in his bag? Hat (to cover his ears too) Gloves (waterproof) Extra layer (at least!) Buff (worn around the neck or as a hat to stop...

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Upping the game of winter walks in Dartmoor with some fabulous toasty flask fillers. It was a proper damp and dark Dartmoor day, so popping into Cafe on the Green seemed like a good plan. (If you haven't been then it's definitely worth a visit. Lots of delicious home cooked food to choose from... and cakes. Oh, good wifi and a very friendly welcome to dogs.) Guy filled his flask with his favourite, strong black coffee, and headed out into the weather. A very short walk and a sit down on a PACMAT of course, with a view of Rippon Tor. The coffee was still...

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Our last day on this trip in Bannau Brycheiniog. After packing up and clearing out of our lovely holiday cottage, we headed for a picnic walk on the way home. Parking up by The Black Mountain Quarries, it was tipping down so we got on our waterproofs, with everything in the rucksack being put in a waterproof bag and a waterproof cover over the top of the rucksack too! Nobody wanted wet sandwiches. We headed off into the rain and mist, treading carefully around the mine areas. Walking on up until we reached a cairn marking a high point. Basil...

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Exploring Bannau Brycheiniog -

Llyn y Fan Fach in Bannau Brycheiniog (Breacon Beacons), known for its stunning landscape and views, sounded like the perfect place to head for a picnic walk. Obviously a popular destination, and with a trail running competition on too, the start of our walk was busier than we'd expected. After several days of rain the sun was out and it promised to be a glorious day. Everybody was out! We set off walking alongside the river, gradually heading up with beautiful views of the lake. (Apparently, according to a welsh legend, the Lady of the Lake is said to have...

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