,
Random
ForgeWood Barn, Sham Farm Road, Danegate, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Queuing

Tarn Foot Farm, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria

Palace Farm, Down Court Road, Doddington, nr Faversham, Kent

Downshay Farm, Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset

Pindale Farm, Pindale Road, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Modern times (part two)

Beds

Golden Lion Inn, Stithians Lake, Menherion, Redruth, Cornwall

Ashurst Caravan Park and Campsite, Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, Hampshire

"K" for kiosk (part fifth)

Mitchum's Campsites, Moor Lane, Croyde, Devon

Rydal Hall, Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria

Dating Stonehenge

The Heel Stone, Slaughter Stone and Avenue

News from our friends
Stone handaxe
THIS small handaxe is one of the most beautiful in the British Museum. It is made from quartz with attractive amethyst banding, a difficult material from which to make tools because it is extremely hard. The toolmaker would have had to hit with considerable force and accuracy to remove flakes. Such a high degree of difficulty makes the thin, symmetrical shape of this piece a masterpiece of the toolmakers’ art.
Most Popular
Into the futureElizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly thro...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son ...
George V (1910 - 1936)Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 2...
House of WindsorWhen Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three genera...
Edward VII (1901 - 1910)Edward VII ('BERTIE' to his family) was born in...
A Queen in mourning  (1861 - 1901)Two days after Albert's death, Victoria wrote to he...
The Royal familyAs Victoria and Albert's nine children grew up and ...
Advertisement
Holly Bush Park, Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset
 (голосов: 0)
Holly Bush Park, Culmhead, Taunton, SomersetThis two-acre, get-away-from-it-all site is hidden in the wooded folds of the unknown uplands of Somerset's Blackdown Hills, along a maze of narrow lanes seemingly unreachable by man or machine because so few people seem to stray into this rolling rural idyll.Though surely most have seen these hills from the madness of the M5 and vowed that 'one day'they'll come and explore them.

The most famous feature (on the highest point) of the Blackdown Hills is the Wellington Monument, a memorial measuring over 50 metres, and presently awaiting restoration.This elegant obelisk is now enclosed by corrugated iron sheeting painted by local children and is a brilliant example of modern art on the hoof. It would be worth a couple of days' camping at Holly Bush just for the walk (or bike ride) along the shady undulating lanes to view this colossus of remembrance and young artistic endeavour, but that would be doing scant justice to the nature of this glorious glimpse into an unhurried world.The Blackdown Hills are a place for quiet contemplation, lengthy country walks, and long days in the (cycle) saddle.

Holly Bush Park, Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset


COOL FACTOR A huge dose of true tranquillity.

WHO'S IN? Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs, quiet families or couples - yes. Groups - no.

ON SITE This little hideaway in the hills has a total of just 30 pitches in an enclosed garden-like setting and tents-only open field with a view. All garden pitches have hook-ups; and this is where you'll find the facilities block, with loos, 6 free showers, disabled facilities, laundry, washing-up sinks, and a fridge. No campfires, but BBQs off ground okay.

OFF SITE This is somewhere to abandon your car once you've arrived; there are some great pub-walks to be had (detailed routes provided by the owners).

FOOD AND DRINK Holman Clavel pub (01823 421432), next door to the site, offers good food and even better local ales (try the Butcombe Gold). The other local pubs to walk to are the Lamb and Flag (01823 421736), the Blagdon Inn (01823 421296), and the Culm Valley Inn (01884 840354).

GETTING THERE From Taunton follow the B3170 for 6 ½ miles, turn right into a lane with the brown campsite sign. At the T-junction go right. The site is on the left after the pub.

OPEN All year.

THE DAMAGE Pitch for 2 adults £12-£14 per night, plus £3.50 for hook-up and/or hardstanding. Child £ 2.50-£ 3.50.




Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.