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Let them eat cake!

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As the temperatures rise, afternoon tea is really tempting, sitting outside in the sun, with scones and cream...  or so I thought... But I can confirm now you can have too much of a good thing – even cake!

After a visit to Turbary Woods Owl and Birds of Prey centre, in Preston, to enjoy watching the rescue and rehabilitation centre’s birds in flight, we wandered into Duxburys Garden Centre.

The owl sanctuary is just behind the garden centre and in fact you walk through it to reach the bird sanctuary.


A Sport For Everyone

Orienteering is the ultimate outdoor adventure sport, challenging the minds and bodies of explorers in all kinds of terrain around the UK.

The aim of orienteering is to navigate your way around a course marked out on a detailed orienteering map, working through a set of control points along the way. Orienteering can be played as either a competitive sport or a recreational activity, and can take place anywhere from remote forests and moorlands to inner cities, local parks and school playgrounds.

HOTEL WELCOMES EXPANSION OF YORKSHIRE DALES

Hospitality specialists James' Places has welcomed official expansion of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by almost a quarter on Yorkshire Day (August 1) 2016.

The move will bring its Kirkby Lonsdale property - the Royal Hotel - within strolling distance of the new national park boundary.

Said marketing manager Heidi Kettle: "The Yorkshire Dales is a very special area and we are delighted that the national park is now going to include the stunning Barbon, Middleton, Casterton and Leck Fells, which are all on the doorstep of Kirkby Lonsdale.


Top tips on the best places to visit and what to see over the spring months

Carpet of Wild Daffodils at Sizergh National Trust Images C Val Corbett

 

 

Saturday was officially the first day of spring and the warm weather has brought a surge of flowers to National Trust gardens in the Lake District. Here’s some top tips on the best places to visit and what to see over the spring months. 

Known as being one of the first signs of spring, snowdrops or ‘milk flowers’ have been out in force for a few weeks. The dainty blooms are so pretty, there’s a walk dedicated to them at Sizergh near Kendal where you can see them in all their glory. 


Furry guests are as welcome as human ones

Sunset at the front of the Kings Head Inn, Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula

Lara Joslin grew up in her family’s pub, The Kings Head Inn, located in Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula. Now a Director of the business, she explains why furry guests are as welcome as human ones

Our dog, Lucy Loo, is one of the most important members of our family. She spends her days working hard greeting guests and their furry friends. We would hate to go on holiday without her, so we don’t think our guests should have to either.


Walks in Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula

Lara Joslin grew up in her family’s pub, The Kings Head Inn, located in Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula. Now a Director of the business, she sees first hand why Dylan Thomas’ homeland appeals to so many visitors each year:

One of my first memories of Gower is riding Shetland ponies on the hills and beach. Having grown up in my parents’ pub, I’m used to meeting new people from all over the country, and hearing tales of why they decide to escape to the place I called home.