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'It makes you feel alive while half-killing you': cycling in Carmarthenshire
Between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian mountains is an area of big hills and big views, laced with quiet roads perfect for those on two wheels

Dixe Wills

25, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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A week on the old smugglers’ trail in Spain and Portugal
Staying in a house with a colourful history, our writer enjoys a sunny week of cycling, markets and festivals in two countries

Dixe Wills

22, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A stay in a cool cabin at the bottom of a Welsh garden – birdsong included
The Red Kite Cabin, an eco-build in Powys, has style to swoon over and makes a great base to explore the lush countryside

Dixe Wills

12, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Cornwall on a budget: a night in a ‘coffin bunk’ on a converted fishing boat
Our series on low-cost stays ends in a Cornish coastal village with Unesco status – bunking down on the renovated Pen Glas

Dixe Wills

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Snowdonia on a budget: a five-star hostel in the heart of the national park
In the third of our series, an upgraded former YHA hostel is the perfect base for cycling, swimming and scrambling in Sir Edmund Hillary’s footsteps

Dixe Wills

21, Jul, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Yorkshire Dales on a budget: my peaceful little Swaledale cave
In the second of our new series, a YHA pod in a historic hostel is a cosy base for a 30-mile dale-hopping tour

Dixe Wills

14, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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South Downs on a budget: a youth hostel stay for great walks and pretty villages
In the first of a new series on UK hostels, our writer stays in a YHA pod and hikes a glorious corner of the downs

Dixe Wills

07, Jul, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Five of the best nature and history walks in Britain
Turn a walk into a mission on trails that reveal pilgrims’ paths beside the North Sea, red kite in Hertfordshire, and bronze age Yorkshire

Dixe Wills

15, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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5 of Britain’s best hotels for a post-lockdown treat: reviewed
Ahead of the reopening of hotels on 17 May, we stay at five, each offering a different experience

Liz Boulter, Isabel Choat, Gavin McOwan and Dixe Wills

14, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 of Britain’s best pubs with campsites
No staggering miles back to the tent from these lovely country pubs – all come with their own campsites

Dixe Wills

27, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Scooby shack: on an off-grid cabin retreat in west Cornwall
In the middle of nowhere with a hidden bedroom, silent nights and the lure of a writer’s life, Log Jam cabin is a proper escape

Dixe Wills

30, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Once more unto the beach: artists’ plan to boost the UK seaside
With coastal towns severely affected by coronavirus, one creative duo are planning a string of artist-led festivals in October half-term to lure people back to the seaside

Dixe Wills

08, Oct, 2020 @10:31 AM

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