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Rinse Out Your Granny's Boots… In Vinegar?

What?” I hear you cry. Don’t worry – it’s just one of many colourful mnemonics that we learned at school as a catchy way of remembering the colours of the rainbow and the order in which they appear. (Though I have to admit I was taught “Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain”, referring to the defeat and death of Richard, Duke of York at the Battle Wakefield.)

Others include a cartoon character called 'Roy G. Biv'; the biblically inspired 'Read Out Your Good Book In Verse' and the unashamedly commercial (and very local to Inntravel) version: 'Rowntrees Of York Gave Best In Value' (other sweet manufacturers are available!).

Most of Britain has been enjoying some welcome and long awaited balmy weather recently – long may it continue – making this the perfect time to enjoy a walking holiday in not only the UK, but also across Europe. It's wonderful how the clear bright sunlight of such hot spells lights up the countryside with such clarity – the brilliant colours of nature mirroring the colours of the rainbow:

Walking holidays in Europe

♦ Poppies across the sacred fields of Flanders within an easy drive of L'Auberge d'Inxent, Picardy.


♦ Ochre cliffs near Roussillon, one of the Hill-top villages of the Luberon, France


♦ Rapeseed brightening up the countryside between the Castles of the Shropshire Marches


♦ Lush grass fields in Interlaken’s valleys and villages, in the Bernese Oberland


♦ Calm seas around Cape Drastis at the northern end of Corfu’s West Coast


♦ Clear, cloudless skies above captivating Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Islands


♦ Heather moorland stretching as far as the eye can see on the North York Moors



While doing this, I’ve just thought of a new Inntravel-related rainbow mnemonic:

Relax On Your Getaway Because It’s Vital!” (Wonder if it'll catch on…)

Walking holidays in Europe
Posted: 29/05/2012 11:19:15 by Peter Williamson, Inntravel | with 0 comments
Filed under: Croatia, France, Greece, nature, Switzerland, UK


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