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Cornish Coast to Coast Challenge

Cornish Coast to Coast Challenge – from £350 pp with Discover Adventure

For those inspired by the new series of BBC1 drama Poldark, sign up to a new Cornish Coast to Coast Challenge to experience the rugged scenery first-hand.

This diverse three-day trek – from the north coast, over the county’s hilly spine, down to the south coast – takes in flat riverbanks, hilly farmland, secluded wooded gorges

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Aspects Holidays offers the perfect getaway in Praa Sands


Located between the Lizard and west Penwith, Praa Sands, in South West Cornwall, boasts beautiful white beaches, a wide selection of pubs and restaurants, and even a haunted castle…

Make the most of this spectacular stretch of coastline and stay at Praaloha (sleeps 10). New to Aspects Holidays’ portfolio, this recently-refurbished and luxurious beach house boasts sea views, five large bedrooms, five bathrooms, two sitting rooms, two

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New Book Sea Journal From Lisa Woollett Explores Devon’s Coast

Whether paddling through the shallows or crouching on a cliff in a hailstorm, Lisa takes the reader on a journey of compelling diversions, showcasing the natural history and wildlife of these locations

This beautiful and unusual book brings together a year’s wanderings along Britain’s shores, featuring the Devon coast. Author and photographer Lisa Woollett has been asked to do a talk on making the books at

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Hallsands, the Village that Fell into the Sea

The village that fell into the sea – Devon for £234 pp with Boutique Retreats

Hallsands, once a fishing village with a thriving community, was washed away one stormy night in January 1917. What remains, seen from a viewing platform on high, is not only fascinating but surrounded by what is undoubtedly one of England’s most beautiful sea views.

Start Bay Lookout (sleeps three), nearby, is an interior-designed

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10 Devon cream teas for under £5

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Devonshire cream teas are a must-have for anyone visiting the region and are a regular weekend indulgence for locals. Everyone loves a cream tea almost as much as they do a bargain, which is why Devon Heaven Hampers have produced this article listing 10 tearooms in Devon offering cream teas (with two scones) for under £5. sell Devonshire cream teas by post, as well as

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Boutique Retreats’ new pin boards website for self-catering properties


Boutique Retreats – a collection of 75 extraordinarily sophisticated self-catering properties across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and the Cotswolds – has launched a freshly-designed website with ‘Look Books’ – pin boards of interior and exterior inspiration to captivate the design-conscious.


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Divided into various search categories

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Antiques Roadshow at Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens

The first of two Antiques Roadshow programmes filmed at Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens (near Calne, Wiltshire. back in the summer will air on BBC1 this coming Sunday 3 January at 8pm. The second programme from Bowood is then scheduled for the following Sunday (10 January).

Treasures being featured in the first one-hour episode will include a collection of glass car mascots, a portrait used for

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From Cornwall to the Caribbean – Top Sailing Destinations


Sailing can lead to magnificent discoveries. With most of our planet covered by oceans, sailing gives us the freedom to explore destinations from Cornwall to the Caribbean.

If you fancy wild, rugged scenery and still want to enjoy familiar flavours, Cornwall offers impressive cliffs, golden beaches, and stunning local food.

Meanwhile, sun, white sandy palm-lined beaches and turquoise waters will have you longing to sail toward Caribbean paradise.


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Packpony Routes, Dartmoor Ponies And The 100 Mile Challenge

A long winding march across the Moor

On Friday 23rd October 2015, Dru Butterfield of the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, Paul Rendell, moorland guide and Sam Goodwin of ‘Dartmoor Pony and Pack’ with his ponies Billy and Jasmine, completed a real ‘first’ in the UK; a fundraising 100-mile Challenge walking across Dartmoor, one of the toughest environments in the UK. They were celebrating the role of the Dartmoor pony, critical to the livelihood

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Isles of Scilly offering packaged holidays for Germans

In an exciting development promoting overseas tourism on the Isles of Scilly, Urlaub Cornwall the Truro based marketing company, are offering the first packaged holidays for Germans visitors to the islands  ( ) in partnership with a large German tour operator Thoba Reisen based in Oberammergau. Holidaymakers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are Cornwall’s most important inbound tourism market.

Announcing the new venture Niall MacDougall, managing

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