Placecrush: Walk the picturesque Boudicca Way in Norfolk

St Mary Magdalenes church Pulham Market Norfolk

Getting a boat to explore the Norfolk broads is a well-documented pasttime - but have you ever thought about exploring the county on foot? The Boudicca Way takes up 36 miles through south Norfolk, the ideal size for two or three days’ walking as a quick city break. The picture above is from the picture-postcard village of Pulham Market. The route takes in others like … [Read more...]

Placecrush: Take up residence in a Cornish bolthole

The Tide House

Despite the best efforts of property developers all over the country, weatherboarded New England-style properties just don’t quite look right in the damp old UK. Well, we think we’ve found the exception that proves the rule: The Tide House in St Ives. It was once St Ives’ oldest hotel, dating from 1540, but has now been updated to a cute little romantic getaway spot. We’re … [Read more...]

Northumberland hopes to secure dark skies status

Northumberland dark skies

Northumberland is trying to become the world’s third-largest dark skies territory. 400 square miles is up for the status, which is awarded by the Arizona-based International Dark Skies Association. Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Northumberland National Park Authority are working together to try and land the title. There are currently 12 … [Read more...]

Rub Diner

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'Set in bustling Finsbury Park, Rub will serve marinated, slow cooked meats in a fun, eclectic designed space. Our vision is to bring lovingly seasoned and marinated slow cooked food, killer milkshakes and delicious cheesecakes to the masses.' So declares the new Rub Diner, riding the wave of enthusiasm for Southern Comfort food currently swilling over the country like the … [Read more...]