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Doyles Take England: Devon and Exmoor National Park

Three nights in Devon with lots of hiking! Devon has coastline in both the north and the south, touching both the Bristol Channel and the English Channel. We stayed in a small town called Lynton in the northern part of the county, very close to Somerset, with views over the Bristol Channel. Exmoor National Park is in North Devon, and we planned to explore that area during our stay. Everything about this area was beautiful...

Weekend on England's Jurassic Coast

One bucket list item that we've been dying to check off our list this summer is a visit to the Jurassic Coast on the English Channel. This part of the coast is England's only natural World Heritage Site, which places it in the same category as the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone. Of the 1,000 or so World Heritage Sites, less than 200 are naturally occurring, and England's Jurassic Coast looked positively dreamy

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a popular walking destination in England made up of river valleys and hills. A "dale" is a valley, a word derived from old Nordic and Germanic languages. Dales throughout the county of Yorkshire are named after their corresponding river: Swaledale, Wharfedale, etc. After a fabulous breakfast in Leeds, we drove to tiny Kettlewell and tackled the Great Whernside walking route, heading for the rocky summit of Wharfedale. Gorgeous day!!

Edinburgh - Thanksgiving Road Trip Part II

On our first day in Edinburgh we hiked up Arthur's Seat, stared in wonder at the view, and explored Holyrood Park. The boys conducted their own city-wide pub crawl and I explored as many corners of the city as I could reach on foot. The castle is gorgeous, shops fantastic, and streets beautiful! 

Hiking in the Peak District

Our hike started in a 14th century churchyard, led past a soccer field, across a road, and into the forest. We soon emerged onto someone's alpaca and sheep farm and climbed over a few ancient stone walls. The view from the top was gorgeous! It was amazing to see the colors of the landscape change as the sun moved in and out of the clouds.