Bikes, boats and Betjeman: a car-free break in Wadebridge, Cornwall | Cornwall holidays

[ad_1] A rocky island emerges from thick mist. Around it, cormorants are diving into grey-green waves, which are flowering with multicoloured jellyfish. The boat pitches wildly; the skipper warns us that tope, powerful sharks, are common in these waters and not to lose our rods. He throws most of our too-small early catches overboard, including … Read more

Blyth spirit: a car-free break along the coast of Northumberland | Northumberland holidays

[ad_1] I’m swimming in the bracing sea near Blyth in Northumberland. A boat sails by, a tern flies overhead with a small silver fish in its beak, and I can feel more fish tickling my feet. Map of north-east England and Northumberland coast highlighting Blyth, Ashington and Warkworth The town’s South Beach has miles of … Read more