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  • Local Attractions in the Kent Downs

    Their packed events programme includes things such as beaver evenings and butterfly craft events - great ways to get children involved in nature, whilst their Living Landscape and Living Seas projects aim to reconnect local residents with their natural surroundings. Please note, the Fort is accessible on Open Days and tours can be booked on specific dates throughout the summer and autumn months. english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/western-heights-dover For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Kent Downs AONB

  • Local Attractions in Suffolk Coast and Heaths

    As a company, they recognise the importance of preserving their environment and now recycle wherever possible from cooking oil to food packaging, and have even installed a solar powered sign at the entrance to the pier. southwoldpier.co.uk Long Shop Museum This 200 year old museum in Leiston provides a fascinating insight into the history of the town and the area. In the museum there is a wonderful collection of exhibits, ranging from full-size steam engines made by Richard Garrett & Sons to mementoes of the lives of local people such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson who was the first female doctor in Britain. If you make it round all fourteen rooms, there’s a lovely tearoom in the museum library where you can revive yourself. felixstowemuseum.org Sutton Hoo This treasure trove of ancient British history was only discovered 70 years ago by local archaeologists Basil Brown and Edith Pretty, who owned the Sutton Hoo estate back in the 1930s. Whilst you’re there, pay a visit to the Orford Museum which is permanently housed upstairs in Orford Castle and exhibits all sorts of interesting objects from local history, from Neolithic tools to Bronze Age and Roman jewellery. english-heritage.org.uk Blythburgh Church It is believed that a church building has stood on this spot, overlooking the fields and marshlands of the Blythburgh Valley, since 630. Walk the miles of trails, stroll through the woods and watch wading birds, ducks and geese on the estuary. rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/stour-estuary/ For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB

  • Local visitor attractions in the Cotswolds

    Our pick of top attractions has been made with a close eye to intrinsic commitment to nature, the environment, local community and conservation. One of the criteria used to select businesses was to choose members of the green travel grading organisation Green Tourism or the 'Our Land' initiative in which businesses described how they sustain their environment, support their community, and share their knowledge of the local landscape. The pots are made from local Warwickshire clay using hand-thrown techniques. Managed by popular TV Presenter Adam Henson, Cotswold Park Farm is a centre of conservation for rare breeds – and a special area where visitors can learn more about biodiversity and the local environment opened here in 2013. Open February–December. cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Cotswolds

  • Local attractions in the Peak District

    You'll also be able to make the most of the Peak District's sustainable shops, selling everything from eco jewellery and clothing to bespoke works of art and specially-designed furniture made from local wood. Guests will enjoy the range of locally produced food on offer at the restaurant, which is located in the 17th Century stable block. There's also a small mill shop where you can buy a selection of oats and flour, as well as local recipe books. Some of the top exhibitions include a collection of Ice Age animal bones and teeth from Peak District caves and quarries, a local fine art collection, a collection of Carboniferous limestone fossils and the archives and libraries of geologist Professor Sir William Boyd Dawkins. They also contribute to a vibrant community of local crafts people by trading wool and sharing skills with other local farmers, spinners and weavers. broughleafarm.com For information on nearby characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Peak District

  • Local attractions in the Dorset AONB

    It is composed of about 100 million pebbles that shelve steeply seaward and (here’s an amazing feat) that are very neatly graded in size: it is said that true local seamen know exactly where they are on the beach simply by looking at the size of the pebbles – fist-sized near Portland at one end, pea-sized by West Bay at the other. Meals are served in Kingcombe’s excellent conservatory café whose menu is based on sustainably produced local foods and Fairtrade items. kingcombe.org.uk Abbotsbury Set behind the fabulous Chesil Bank, Abbotsbury’s cluster of historic sites – most notably its 14th-century chapel – draw in history buffs from far and wide. There are literary connections aplenty (John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Jane Austen’s Persuasion), and if food is your thing then you’ll be spoilt for choice in all the seafood restaurants, cosy pubs, markets and summer foodie events in the area. There are interesting shops to peruse, some great eateries where you can enjoy delicious local produce. Meantime at the Dorset County Museum in the centre of Dorchester you can explore a section devoted to Hardy. hardycountry.org For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby visitor attractions, see our, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Dorset

  • Local Attractions in Dartmoor National Park

    A series of National Park Visitor Centres are staffed with enthusiastic locals bursting with information and ideas to help you plan your visit. Once the home of a wealthy local family, the estate encompasses a vegetable garden, fruit orchard, ice house and other historic elements that helped the family become self sufficient, including a wonderful walled garden. There’s a low-key educational aspect, looking at agriculture and wildlife, but the emphasis is on fun. pennywellfarm.co.uk For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Dartmoor National Park

  • Local attractions in Exmoor National Park

    Elsewhere, displays illustrate various domestic and trade topics – imagine taking on the laundry duties of a Victorian maid – as well as artefacts from across Exmoor, while the photographic archive reveals snapshots of local life over the past 200 years. allerfordmuseum.org.uk Dunster Water Mill The River Avill powers the region’s finest working water mill, alongside Exmoor National Park and just steps from Dunster Castle. The attached museum features a fascinating collection of ancient agricultural machinery, once again demonstrating the efforts of farming and food production in years gone by. As well as selling the mill’s own stone-ground wholemeal flour, the Mill Shop is also stocked with home-made muesli and other local treats, and you can settle in for an indulgent cream tea in the adjacent tea room or riverside garden. nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle-and-watermill Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Woody Bay was one of the original stations on the Lynton and Barnstaple railway, which was 19 miles long, much of it on a gradient of 1 in 50. Powered only by water from the River Lyn, the railway has a carbon footprint the size of an ant’s, and a ride in one of the two racing-green carriages, albeit lasting scant minutes, is as charming a travel experience as you’ll encounter. cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Exmoor National Park

  • Local attractions in the North York Moors

    With a range of different arts represented across various events, galleries, pop-up galleries, and pop-up cafés, there are talks, walks, workshops and more, all surrounded by the fresh salt air. staithesfestival.com Staithes Gallery & Art School Not only is Staithes beautiful, it also has an impressive artistic heritage: the little fishing village’s most prominent showcase for both local, and locally-inspired, contemporary art is its gallery, with a changing range of exhibitions. From the Iron Age to the 1950s, discover how ways of life changed and developed over time – including set-piece historic buildings restored to their former glory, and demonstrations of local crafts in their traditional way. There’s also an art gallery celebrating the best local arts and crafts, and a programme of events and workshops throughout the year. ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk Shandy Hall Grade I-listed Shandy Hall is a museum dedicated to the life and writings of Laurence Sterne, housed in a wonderful building dating back to the 15th Century and still containing preserved historic interiors. Up above, there’s a wealth of mining artefacts, photos and other memorabilia, bringing to life the reality of working in an ironstone mine. ironstonemuseum.co.uk For information on nearby characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the North York Moors.

  • Local attractions in the Cairngorms National Park

    Four-hour trips in comfortable 4WD vehicles, equipped with binoculars and spotter scope and accompanied by an expert local guide with over 30 years’ experience in the area, you’ll head into the mountains, moors and river valleys to look for wildlife. Cairn Gorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB www.cairngormmountain.org/walking-hiking BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES A visit to the Cairngorms wouldn’t be complete with sipping a dram of Speyside whisky or supping a pint of local ale on a visit to a distillery or brewery. Open from Easter to October, this compact gallery displays an array of local arts and crafts, from photography, sculpture and paintings to jewellery, soaps, textiles and candles. The gallery displays work by local artists, focusing on paintings and photos of the surrounding mountains, and Anne also offers introductory glass-fusing courses as well as shorter sessions at which you can make your own pendant or coaster. Braemar, Aberdeenshire AB35 5XR www.braemarcastle.co.uk For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Cairngorms National Park

  • Local Attractions in Somerset & Exmoor

    Keep an eye out too for the lesser known festivals that celebrate the best food and drink and music in the region. There's a vast range of trade stands displaying the best food and drink that the South West has to offer, and The British Cheese Awards and British Cider Competition are held at the show. There’s also a museum shop where you can pick up gifts of local interest. kingjohnshuntinglodge.co.uk Dunster Water Mill The River Avill powers the region’s finest working water mill, alongside Exmoor National Park and just steps from Dunster Castle. The attached museum features a fascinating collection of ancient agricultural machinery, once again demonstrating the efforts of farming and food production in years gone by. Always happy to discuss possibilities." ponyaccess.com For more information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Somerset & Exmoor

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