By Simon Tregoning on Jun 13, 2019 in Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe Conjure up an image of Cornwall and you’re guaranteed to think of the glorious beaches perfect for picnics, bathing in the warmth of the sunshine and splashing around in the crystal-clear waters. Perhaps you’ve visited a few times before or are still to take that much desired trip, or maybe you’ve a trip planned for this summertime. Still to decide what you want to do when you arrive? Fear not, we’ve compiled a list of unmissable experiences for your Cornish holiday. A trip to the Minack Theatre A magical evening spent at the Minack Theatre is truly one of a kind. With panoramic views of the breathtaking coastline and the unique experience of watching an open-air performance whilst perched on the cliffs, the Minack is not to be missed. Bring a picnic of gourmet local produce from the nearby Polgoon Vineyard and Orchard to snack on throughout the … [Read more...] about 8 unmissable holiday experiences in Cornwall
If you arrive at Formby by train, you may wonder if you are in the right place. But while the local station, Freshfield, feels urban, a mile or so due west lies one of the country’s most exhilarating coastal landscapes. Formby is a spectacular expanse of beach, sand dunes and pines on the edge of a metropolis. Many National Trust coasts are remote, but Formby, forming part of Liverpool Bay, is an easy day out from Liverpool. It is important for waders and provides a woodland home for the red squirrel. The well-drained, sandy soil is ideal for asparagus growing and the Trust has a tenant farmer who continues to cultivate it (see points nine and 10 of this walk). Barn owls and tawny owls thrive... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Is this Britain’s most exhilarating coastal landscape?
At the end of the runway at Duxford Aerodrome, a light mechanical purr is turning into a waspish buzz. By the time the Spitfire responsible – a two-seater version of the British attack dog, fitted out to take air enthusiasts on the flight of their dreams – is ready for take-off, the noise has become that inimitable lusty roar. It dashes down the tarmac, propellers all a-blur, and raises its head into a sky of flawless early-summer blue, its din trailing after it. It is an impressive sight – but, in terms of D-Day, also an act of misdirection. For if you could teleport yourself back to this Cambridgeshire airfield – now part of the Imperial War Museum – in the early hours of June 6 1944, you would not hear the Spitfire clearing its throat. Indeed, you would not hear British voices. The accents in your ears would be broadly American. And the planes warming their engines would be P-47 Thunderbolts – fleet-winged fighter-bombers of the United States Army … [Read more...] about D-Day from above: Duxford, and the glorious ghosts of the air
Although most photographed from the west approach from Holy Island village, Lindisfarne Castle is beautiful from all angles, and one of the reasons that this route is so satisfying is that it allows walkers to appreciate it from all sides. Not only will those who venture here be able to admire this 16th-century building: they may also glimpse puffins, dolphins, curlews and oystercatchers as they look out to sea. Nick Lewis, house steward at Lindisfarne Castle, said that the castle appears "lazily stretched out on its rocky ledge, almost like one of the hundreds of grey seals on the beaches opposite." He added: "As you progress further around the castle, the stark grey walls of the fort give... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Is this the best coastal walk in the North of England?
Perhaps it all comes down to semantics. This week the Government-backed UK Wild Camp pilot project, launched to enable campers to pitch their tents in normally out-of-bounds beauty spots and National Parks, folded suddenly amid a storm of ridicule from the outspoken Wild Camping movement. It lasted barely a week. With its demise has come a passionate debate about the meaning of the term ‘wild camping’, its legal status and its future. Supported in the initiative with seed money from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK Wild Camp had been planning to offer young people the opportunity to experience our remote wildernesses by camping out in them overnight. All this... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about ‘Wild camping can never be tamed by the Government