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Looking for a UK break? Wittering Travel Counsellor Emma Savage can help

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My family and I recently returned from a short break to beautiful Devon; the rolling hills, laid back lifestyle and sandy beaches draw us like a magnet, writes Wittering-based Travel Counsellor Emma Savage

Like many others, we’ve been holidaying there for years; the villages are pretty, the pubs are traditional and serve up home cooked fayre and there’s plenty to do there; simply put, it feels like a real break away, when visiting Devon.

We were lucky to enjoy wonderful weather while we were there, and spent our days relaxing on the beach, walking through picturesque countryside and lapping up the sunshine over lazy pub lunches.

UK breaks can be enormous fun. Photo: Travel Counsellors
UK breaks can be enormous fun. Photo: Travel Counsellors

We spent a fun packed day at Diggerland in Cullompton and can recommend it (it is wonderful for digger mad children as they get to drive tractors, diggers and dumper trucks!) Our cottage had a stream running past it which I would listen to, babbling and gurgling away, over breakfast outside. It was, really, so relaxing. It got me thinking how lucky we are to have such wonderful destinations to explore, right on our doorstep. So here are a few ideas for your next UK break.

If you enjoy hiking, perhaps a guided hike across Pembrokeshire Coastal Paths is just right for you. Over six days and 40km, you’ll pass Amroth, Manorbier Castle and St David’s Head. Visit the intriguing Caldey island and enjoy spectacular views from the elevated clifftops of the area, under the guidance of an experienced leader. What better way to enjoy some fresh air than in the company of likeminded travellers?

At the other end of the activity scale, for complete rest and relaxation, why not book onto a wellness and yoga retreat? Spend three nights in a beautifully appointed bell-tent, take daily yoga classes, focusing on mindfulness and meditation and escape from reality for a while. During the trip, there’s the opportunity to try stand up paddle-boarding in the waters of Llangollen and go foraging to forge a deeper connection to nature.

Emma Savage
Emma Savage

Love steam trains? Here is a true gem for you; book into a little cottage which is alongside a picturesque Victorian station platform on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the steam engines from your own seating area adjacent to the platform. When you’re ready to explore, there is plenty locally to enjoy, from Chirk Castle to Snowdonia National Park. A truly special experience (and books up very quickly!)

If you are thinking of booking a UK break, I offer a wide range of holidays, from cottages and lodges to boating breaks and driving tours. Do get in touch if I can help you with your next trip.

Visit travelcounsellors.co.uk/emma.savage or e-mail: emma.savage@travelcounsellors.com

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