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Y Cartws Cottage at Penrallt Y Cordde, near Aberporth, Ceredigion

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I haven’t been to Wales for more years than I care to remember and Hoover has never been, so we jumped at the chance to stay at Y Cartws Cottage at Penrallt Y Cordde, near Aberporth, Ceredigion.

Part of a former coach house Y Cartws is of of three pretty stone cottages at Penrallt Y Cordde …

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The Thames Path – from Hurley Lock towards Marlow

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It was one of those perfect January mornings when Hoover and I walked this section of The Thames Path – from Hurley Lock towards Marlow:  everything was white with frost but the sun was rising fast and promised to shine brightly on the sparkly landscape.  The river was like a millpond in places, and in others it was …

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The Dazzling Curbar Edge in the Peak District National Park

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The Dazzling Curbar Edge in the Peak District National Park

During our three night pit-stop on our way home from Northumberland Hoover and I visited the dazzling Curbar Edge in The Peak District National Park.  The landscape here is just stunning with views across the River Derwent and far beyond.

The best place to park is at Curbar Gap car park (map) (streetview) however on busy …

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The Warm and Cosy Pine Door Cottage in Eyam, Derbyshire

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The Warm and Cosy Pine Door Cottage in Eyam, Derbyshire

Hoover and I popped to The Peak District in November and spent three nights at the warm and cosy Pine Door Cottage in Eyam, Derbyshire on our way back down south after our holiday in Northumberland.  I had always wanted to visit this part of the country as I had heard it was stunning, and I wasn’t disappointed.  …

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A Warm Welcome and an Open Fire Awaits You at The Old Poet’s Corner

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A Warm Welcome and an Open Fire Awaits You at The Old Poet's Corner

If you have been exploring the Matlock area and are ready to put your feet up for a while then a warm welcome and an open fire awaits you at The Old Poet’s Corner.  The Old Poet’s Corner (OPC) is located in the village of Ashover (map), which sits in the valley of the River Amber about half …

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