‘I’ll be back!’

‘I’ll be back!’

New to the river cruising scene, DARREN CALPIN finds himself a convert… Is this really your first time on a river cruise?” The animated, silver haired lady sitting opposite me at afternoon tea looks sceptical. “Yes, really” I reply, eagerly eyeing up another...
Let’s hit the road….

Let’s hit the road….

DARREN CALPIN and daughter Ellie take the high road, quite literally, on a Mini break in the Lake District One of the great plus points of the Lake District is that, as long as you’re well fuelled and suitably dressed, there’s always plenty to do. My daughter Ellie,...
Walk this way

Walk this way

THE JEWEL IN the crown of the South Downs National Park, Arundel is home to a Neo-Gothic cathedral, ornate town hall, bustling high street and of course the epic Arundel Castle, home of the Duke of Norfolk. Most walks around Arundel either start or end at the castle,...
Paradise found

Paradise found

It’s home to the world’s second largest goldmine, the Caribbean’s highest mountain and largest lake, and is a favourite with the Clintons. Welcome to the glorious Dominican Republic  Words and photos: Mike Pickup The red golf buggy stopped and the driver beckoned us...
Castles and Conquerors

Castles and Conquerors

Few heritage lines offer so much to see in such a short stretch as Dorset’s Swanage Railway… Words: Alice Barnes-Brown Photos: Andrew P M Wright Unlike the trains themselves, the allure of heritage railways is ageless. Steaming through the glorious British...