Country Weekends

Disappear deep into the countryside with this bounty of inspiration to the best short breaks in the country the UK and Europe has to offer. These itineraries will take you to the greenest parts of Devon, the historical treasures of York, the fairytale lands of Alsace and so much more. R&R awaits, let’s go!

Bubbles in Barcelona: A Weekend of Cava

Barcelona may be the City of Gaudi, but for your next weekend there I dare you to enjoy a different side to the city: filling your copa with the best bubbles Barcelona has on offer.

A Woodland Weekend in The Forest of …

There are some places in the UK that you don’t simply visit, you sink into. Nowhere more so than England’s largest oak woodland: the Forest of Dean. Sandwiched between the Severn and the Wye, this ancient sea of 20 million trees sucks you in, shielding you from the daily grind with just about every distraction you can think of

A Narrow Boating Long Weekend in Yorkshire

It was on the morning of day two that I realised everything I’d ever thought about narrow boating was wrong.

I was trying to keep the 20 tonnes of our barge, MollyMoo, steady in a hastily flooding lock.

A Lakeside Long Weekend At Log House …

Moondara is a lakeside Finnish log cabin that is impressive on an almost heart-stopping scale. With the solidness of a mountain, it holds its own against an unspoilt watery landscape and is the second largest lodge in the eight-strong Log House Holidays selection.

A Long Weekend in the Roman Countryside

Instead of joining the crush for the Trevi Fountain or the stampede for the Spanish Steps, I’m going to suggest something controversial: when in Rome, split. Leave the city to the city-break mob and find the region’s resting pulse: deep within the Roman countryside.

Instead of joining the crush for the Trevi Fountain or the stampede for the Spanish Steps, I’m going to suggest something controversial: when in Rome, split. Leave the city to the city-break mob and find the region’s resting pulse: deep within the Roman countryside.

A Wild Weekend in The New Forest

So if you’ve dismissed the New Forest in the past for not being rewarding enough for a weekend’s adventure, which admittedly I did, it’s time to re-evaluate, saddle up and hit the road.

If you’ve dismissed the New Forest in the past for not being rewarding enough for a weekend’s adventure, which admittedly I did, it’s time to re-evaluate, saddle up and hit the road.

Top 10 things to do in South Devon …

With over 120 miles of coastline, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the South West Coast Path and a host of nature reserves, South Devon is about as juicy as it gets for a…