Posts Tagged ‘ Lake District ’

Saturday snippets: 9th June 2018

Jun 9th, 2018 | By

This weekend is Trooping the Colour and this coming week is National Picnic Week. The good weather is encouraging more of us to enjoy the great outdoors so have a look at our events listings.



Saturday snippets: 2nd June 2018

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District, a new Bronte trail, the big Ramsagate festival and the arrival of Las Vegas in London to bring some pizzazz to the capital are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



What’s hot: June 2018

Jun 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Tourism despoilation

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

Yesterday at the Westminster Media Forum meeting on tourism, a different subject was raised by a Cambridge councillor, John Hipkin. It is the problem of having too many of us visiting his city.



A high ropes course for wheelchair users

Sep 7th, 2017 | By

Built using a series of trees as the main supports, this unique and specialist facility is 100 metres long and stretches across eight platforms, with seven separate challenges.



The Lake District; now a World Heritage site

Jul 10th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Yesterday at the UNESCO meeting in the Polish city of Krakow it was announced that the Lake District had received World Heritage status. What will this mean?



Today is UNESCO World Heritage Day

Jun 4th, 2017 | By

Today is UNESCO World Heritage Day. Given the destruction by ISIS at Palmyra and at other Middle Eastern sites it is important to remember what we have lost and give thanks for what we still have and still have to discover.



Saturday snippets: April 29th 2017

Apr 29th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

A museum of ice-cream, another about Dr Seuss, Bexit, being a gin ambassador and new flights to Russia attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Routes to Resilience

Nov 20th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

This is the rather pretentious name that has given by the government to its plans to support those areas of Cumbria flooded last winter.



Saturday snippets: 30th of July 2016

Jul 30th, 2016 | By

In a week full of incident, peachicks, penguins, an Air France strike and Pokemon Go take Adrian’s attention before he goes off to visit the Big Cheese in Caerphilly today!



Don’t overlook the Lake District

Apr 11th, 2016 | By

Buenos Aires – Argentina’s charismatic capital – may get most of limelight but a trip to the country’s Lake District is fully warranted in in its own right says Kaye Holland.



Postcard from Argentina: part three

Feb 11th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef



Where the experts holiday: Jeremy Macdonogh, author of A Gap Year or Two

Jul 27th, 2015 | By

Jeremy Macdonogh, author of A Gap Year or Two, talks travel



Where the experts holiday: top British climber, Leo Holding

Jan 26th, 2014 | By

Leo Holding – aka Britain’s best climber – talks travel



Where the experts holiday: Phoebe Smith, editor of Wanderlust travel magazine and author of Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

Some of the best travel adventures can be found right here in the UK says Phoebe Smith – editor of adventure travel magazine Wanderlust and author of Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper



Halloween holidays

Oct 21st, 2013 | By

In the last few weeks I have had more press releases about Halloween than almost anything else. I knew it was a big event in America but over here?



Where the experts holiday: Rosa Park

May 13th, 2013 | By

Rosa Park – editor of quarterly food/travel magazine Cereal – on Cornwall, Copenhagen and the Californian coastal town of Santa Barbara



England’s top coastal experiences

Feb 17th, 2013 | By

As an island England has more than its fair share of coastline and the national tourist board’s new Coastal Escapes campaign sets out to celebrate it, from quaint Victorian promenades and secret coves to surfers’ hotspots and long sandy stretches. Read on for the low-down on England’s top coastal experiences…



View from the top: England’s tallest attractions

Jan 31st, 2013 | By

Today sees a new icon on the London skyline, open its doors to the public for the first time. The View from the Shard – the visitor attraction at the tallest building in western Europe – will offer visitors a whole new perspective on the capital



No lanes, no chlorine, just the great outdoors

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

It’s official, England has gone wild swimming crazy. From TV shows and books to charity competitions, it seems we can’t get enough of outdoor swimming spots



Remember, remember the 5th of November

Oct 6th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re eager to learn the history behind Guy Fawkes and his failed gunpowder plot or just want to indulge in toffee apples and treacle whilst watching the sky sparkle, we have the low-down on the top events around the country to guarantee your bonfire night goes off with a bang!



Staycations still hot

Jun 15th, 2012 | By

Times may be tough but Brits are refusing to give up their summer holiday – according to Travelodge’s annual holiday index, published earlier this week



Where the experts holiday: Dr Jill Nash, best selling travel author

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

Dr. Jill Nash, owner of independent guidebook publishing company ‘Luxury Backpackers’, on Canada, Cornwall and the Lake District’s best kept secrets



The Album: January 2011

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

CD Traveller reader, Emilie Scholey, takes us on a tour of her five favourite destinations



Cumbria and Dubai

Nov 29th, 2009 | By

In the last week or so both Cumbria and Dubai have been hit by disasters of different sorts. As you will all know, Cumbria has been hit by some of the worst floods in memory and Dubai by a financial crisis which few thought would ever happen. Both are heavily dependent on tourism and both have been quick to say that both are open for business.



What Do Visitors Want to See in the UK?

Sep 18th, 2009 | By

Two recent surveys, one by Visit England and the other by the foreign exchange bureaux company, First Rate both claim to be able to reveal what visitors to our shores want to see. Unfortunately the two say different things. the findings from Visit England are based on visitor entry numbers and since places like Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge are free to walk around (unless you want to go into Tower Bridge), visits aren’t counted.



Gurning and Crab Apples

Sep 16th, 2009 | By

742 years ago, the local lord of the manor drove a cart through Egremont in Cumbria. It was laden with crab apples and he offered them to the poor. Was this an insult or a gift? Unless you make crab apple jelly with them they are pretty sour as I can testify from the tree that hangs over my garden from the neighbouring churchyard.



Enjoy the National Parks

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

This is National Parks Week. Not only that but it is 60 years since the first one was opened. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been kind to them this week. I was going to write about this yesterday but it was raining so I thought, wait a day, things might improve. It hasn’t. It’s raining again this morning. And to be fair, even though the scenery is wonderful, it does help if you’re not squelching through puddles. In 1951, the first national park came about, the
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