The Travel Section

Memories of warmer climes

THE weather this week has been so grim – cold, wet, windy, November going out like a grumpy hippo – so we thought we could dig into our archives and find something bright and sunny to cheer us all up. What better than a late summer visit to Provence with our friend, chef Philippa Davis from…

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Heart-stopping adventure on the Reel Rock tour

THE Reel Rock Film tour is a celebration of adrenalin-driven, death-defying, extreme climbing. This year’s festival in our region from 18th to 22nd November, features four new films of adventurers taking on breathtaking challenges. Join 19-year-old Margo Hayes as she pushes mind and body to the absolute limit to attempt to become the first woman…

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A sailing life retold at Tollard

A NEW series of Tollard Talks begins in the barn at Tollard House, Tollard Royal, on Friday 27th October, at 7pm. The talk, “Sailing Around the World” is being given by Peter Forbes, who began his life afloat at the early age of eight, when his mother taught him to sail  in a felucca at…

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Stephen Venables at Poole Lighthouse

MOUNTAIN climber Stephen Venables comes to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on 4th October with a gripping, touching and humorous tale of survival against the odds, as he  recounts his miraculous escape from the Himalayas. Like most accidents it happened on the way down.  Stephen and three other top British climbers had just made the first…

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Stay in the Lake District

MORE and more people are choosing to stay in Britain for their holidays – it’s partly the insecurity of the pound, something to do with the frustrations and delays of air travel and perhaps also an awareness that this is a very beautiful country and we all ought to know it better! Whatever the reasons, a…

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Make America Bake Again

You can see Philppa at the Game Fair at Hatfield House on Saturday 29th July. She will be on stage at noon, sharing some delicious ideas on what to do with game along with cookery writer Tim Maddams. She says: “The Game Fair is a fantastic day out for anyone interested in the countryside, shooting,…

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A car ride to Vannes

FOR far too long, driving in France has for me been no more than a direct route to Italy. But if France has been somewhat under-appreciated, my week in Brittany changed all that and reminded me what a beautiful country it is. One of the benefits was that we were able to avoid the hassle…

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