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      November 2010

The Lake DistrictIt was wonderful - heading for the snow line on the Cumbrian Fells, an icy wind blowing from the north but blue skies and sunshine promising something really special and - hopefully - some spectacular views of the mountains.

I was not to be disappointed! I took a day off this week to go walking  - the plan,  to walk from the slate quarry at Honister Pass in Borrowdale rising over a couple of lesser hills en route for the rocky summit of Great Gable.

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Posted: 26/11/2010 08:47:29 by | with 0 comments

Edinburgh VaultsScotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is another historic British city well worth a long weekend (at the very least) to explore (see my previous blog, walking the walls of York). We were there at the weekend, travelling by rail to Waverley Station, a short stroll from our hotel just off the Royal Mile. It may have rained all weekend, but there are plenty of places to escape the weather in this wonderful city...

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Posted: 22/11/2010 10:05:49 by | with 0 comments

Tapas bar in SevilleIn an interview in the Independent on Saturday, Rick Stein declared that his favourite meal abroad was a plate of Iberico ham and fino sherry at El Rinconcillo, the oldest tapas bar in Seville. To find out if he’s right, board a train and follow A Trail of Three Cities on which you will have time to immerse yourself in the sights and flavours of lively Seville, before moving on to stylish Cordoba and historic Granada.

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Posted: 15/11/2010 10:18:47 by | with 0 comments

Snow in BavariaI know how the mice feel. Those mice that Robert Burns was referring to when he wrote that ‘the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley’. It was a phrase to mull over as I sat in Munich airport on my premature journey home. I had flown out five days earlier, full of excitement at the prospect of a full week walking all of the routes planned for the new 'Beneath the Zugspitze' holiday, and writing up the detailed notes for them.

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Posted: 12/11/2010 12:56:36 by | with 0 comments

York MinsterWe’re very lucky here at Inntravel, working and living near one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic cities, York. Walking into town through the imposing towers of Micklegate Bar never ceases to give me a thrill and I just love the fact that the city centre is still surrounded by medieval battlemented walls, the most complete example of city walls in England.

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Posted: 09/11/2010 10:05:00 by | with 0 comments

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