The Norfolk Coastal Path and Beyond – Part Three – Blakeney, Cley-next-to-sea and Mundesley

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Too early to check into my next place of rest, I found myself driving back to the coastline and towards Blakeney. I was drawn to this pretty coastal village after it came up in conversations with the local folk for being home to some amazing wildlife, seals and terns. Blakeney Point is home to England’s largest Grey Seal colony and one of the best ways to get close to the wildlife here is to book a trip on one of the locally operated ferry trips departing from Morston Quay. Due to Covid-19, the seal trips are running at reduced capacity and it’s not possible to walk to see the seals.

Walking The Norfolk Coast Path And Beyond– Part Two – Holt

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If you want to take a break from the normal hustle and bustle of the Norfolk coastline, (due to Covid-19 the paths are less busy), Holt Country Park in the Georgian town of the same name some four miles inland, is a great place to escape to. Just nine miles from Cromer and my next place of rest in this market town, it made sense to explore a fraction of the 100 acres of mixed woodland.

Walking The Norfolk Coastal Path and Beyond– Part One – Sheringham and Cromer

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My love of walking is seriously on another level. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am ‘mad’ when it comes to placing one foot in front of the other. I will walk in the scorching heat, in torrential downpours and even battle against strong winds. And during the lockdown, I used every hour I could find to escape the house and pound the streets. In fact, I have had so much time on my hands unable to work as a travel writer, I often clocked up 10 miles daily, increasing it upwards of 20 miles at the weekends. But even I have to admit, walking along scenic routes is definitely far more pleasurable than clocking the miles in a town or city.

The best picnic spots for your next trip to the South Coast

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It’s National Picnic Month throughout July and during the lockdown, we have become quite the experts. And now with travel restrictions being lifted, what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the warm weather away from the garden or your local park than one of the most beautiful picnic hotspots in the UK? To give you some inspiration, here is a look at a selection of beauty spots on the South Coast, where you can expect lush beaches, green walking trails and lots of history to explore.

Once Upon a Vine in Mount Etna, Sicily

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With 98,992 hectares of land, Sicily is the biggest wine-growing region in Italy when taking into consideration of the amount of land with vines (it ranks fourth in Italy for overall production with a yield per hectare). A privileged position to be in, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea with the perfect climate, makes Sicily the ideal place to grow quality grapes. And to celebrate all this island has to offer, Luxurious Magazine’s senior reporter Sabi Phagura went along to the 16th Sicilia en Primeur in Siracusa, an annual event to mark the end of the wine harvest season with a few stops along the route.