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,...

Merci vielmal!

Merci vielmal!

I can picture the scene vividly, even now, the first ever text message from my dad. He had just bought his first mobile phone. This was a while ago and my parents weren’t well travelled. I always assumed that my own itchy feet were born out of a childhood that rarely...

Merci vielmal!

Merci vielmal

I can picture the scene vividly, even now, the first ever text message from my dad. He had just bought his first mobile phone. This was a while ago and my parents weren’t well travelled. I always assumed that my own itchy feet were born out of a childhood that rarely...

Beautiful South

Beautiful South

Find your slice of Devon heaven..... Just how glorious is this view… and it’s all yours when you head to the fascinating village of Clovelly in North Devon: still a fully functioning fishing village, hanging on the edge of a 400ft cliff. Step foot on its cobbled...

Wales

Darren Calpin sets off on the South Wales stretch of the M4. His mission? To use this teasing conveyor belt as a gateway to the region’s hidden gems Did you know that South Wales is less than 150 miles from both London and Nottingham? Indeed, most people living in...

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

“Currently it’s 16° and raining,” announced the pilot as the twin-engine propeller aircraft buzzed north like a happy bumblebee to the Isle of Man. Having left London on one of the hottest days of the year it was almost good news, and the rain soon stopped. “Hello...

Take the High Road

Take the High Road

516 miles of what are, arguably, the UK’s most epic views… Darren Calpin tours the North Coast 500 to see if it deserves its ‘Top 5 Coastal Routes in the World’ billing   Launched in 2015 as a way of encouraging tourists to visit Scotland’s more remote regions,...

Visit Wiltshire

Visit Wiltshire

It’s an exciting time for VisitWiltshire, which has just announced the launch of the Great West Way – a new 125-mile touring route between London and Bristol that’s geared up to appeal to those who want to explore further and delve deeper, as they explore the trail’s...