‘Irish Lake District’, County Fermanagh

We’d come for a family wedding in County Cavan, and spent a few days exploring the “Irish Lake District” in neighbouring County Fermanagh.

It was July, but the wood-burner was going ding-dust, crackling and hissing as it threw heat into the kitchen of the cottage we had rented. The window framed a view more grey than green, and the horizon was a smudge of low-hanging clouds. While much of the


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Powis Arms Campsite, Shropshire

Within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Grade II-listed Powis Arms coaching inn and its attached campsite are a short walk from the Georgian country estate of Walcot Hall, home to one of the UK’s finest arboretums. Walkers pitching at this small site can do without a car: it’s an hour’s hike to the characterful town of Bishop’s Castle, and longer trails into the Shropshire Hills



Get ready for a year of touring and camping holidays with these recommeded campsites! There’s nothing better than having a holiday to look forward to in the summer, or beating the winter blues by getting away in the springtime.

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Sandy beaches and a lively buzz, Sicily

I spent September travelling around Sicily alone, mostly on foot, and I wanted to flop on a beach before going home. I settled on Cefalù on the north coast, because of its rare combination of sandy beach and medieval town – and it was love at first sight. I had heard that the tiny town gets unpleasantly packed in summer, but by late September there was just a