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Smugglers Haunts: 7 Coolest Coves in Cornwall

Cornwall’s rugged coastline is wild and full of hidden coves. Perhaps then it’s no surprise that smugglers used the area to bring tea, brandy, tobacco and even pepper ashore. The coves of Cornwall were ideal hiding places and many had tunnels and passageways dug out to hurry the movement of contraband. The smugglers are no longer around, …

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Photo: Charles de Gaulle in the bath

Have you seen Charles de Gaulle in the bath? No really! And in England too! The Brisons are just off Cape Cornwall in England and they mark the point where the Atlantic current divides. Some flows north into the Bristol Channel and the Irish Sea and the rest becomes the English Channel. So I figure Charles de Gaulle …

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A carpet of bluebells: fairy calls in a field of spells

Legend has it that if you’re looking for fairies, ringing a bluebell will call them to your side, and that swathes of the dainty flowers are fields of spells. It’s pretty easy to imagine where such stories came from when you see a carpet of bluebells in the ancient woodlands of Great Britain. You’re never …

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The breathtaking landscape of the English Lake District

No matter how far we’ve travelled throughout the world, there is no place like home. Almost on our doorstep, the Lake District in England has some of the most fantastic landscapes anywhere in the world. Aside from my recent mountain climb (it was a mountain, I tell you!), we’ve road tripped around many parts of the …

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Walking in the Lake District: Catbells was my Everest

I’m unfit! Why walk when I have a Unimog? Well the Lake District National Park doesn’t allow Unimogs to drive up its hills. The Lake District is seriously beautiful and the best views are to be had from up high and that was my aim. Walking in the Lake District is hugely popular for residents …

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7 Reasons to Visit The Rock of Gibraltar as an Overlander

Gibraltar is anything but a typical destination for the adventurous overlander. Wild camping is not tolerated and there are no off road driving opportunities. Taking your own vehicle onto the rock may result in you queueing as if you were at some African border and once you’re across the airport runway separating the rock from …

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