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Some of our favourite places to explore this weekend

Posted by Charlotte Nutland on
Some of our favourite places to explore this weekend

Charlotte Founder of Chapter Favourite Place: Fowey Cornwall. My favourite place in the UK has to be Fowey on the South Coast of Cornwall. For me, it has all the right ingredients to make you feel like you're really getting away from it all. Fowey has a microclimate making it one of the warmest places in the UK. Warm and sunny are two really important factors for me as I love bright blue skies and the feeling of sunlight on my skin. The beautiful town has a host of interesting independent shops and eateries and appears to be packed full of delicious bakeries. My favourite has to be Mardys, head down early to snaffle fresh donuts. Take your brown paper bag and head to Ready Money Cove tucked away just at the bottom of the town. The 10 minute walk greets you with the most beautiful green and blue glittery sea and palm trees looking like a postcard from the South of France. It’s the perfect spot for people watching and enjoying the fancy yachts sail past. You can pick up a vegan Icecream from Ready Money Beach shop on your way back up! Heaven. 

Lucy Swan Owner of @lifeattheoaks Favourite Place- Yorkshire. Hello, I’m Lucy Business Owner of 3 beautiful holiday Cottages in Crayke, North Yorkshire and my At home Beauty Studio. I am a Yorkshire girl through and through and I absolutely love living here so for me, it would be a local day in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, visiting some amazing shops and eateries so here goes. I would start my day early (I’m an early bird) pottering around at home watering plants and getting myself ready for a full day out. I’d choose to visit Malton, the food capital of Yorkshire because there are so many fabulous Independent shops there. A few of my favourite include Hare and Wilde (fabulous homeware), Florian Poirot (incredible macarons), a few of the little antique shops  and then a trip to Roost coffee (we include their coffee in our welcome packs) to sit in their tiny cafe taking in the smell of coffee beans and enjoying browsing through a magazine over a flat white. After a good browse I’d drive over to Harome to meet a friend for lunch at The Pheasant and sit on their terrace in the sunshine chatting and laughing. I would probably come home via Helmsley to soak up the beauty and then come home to collect my two children and dog and go for a walk around Crayke, where we live, stopping at our favourite pub, The Durham Ox, for a cold drink before meandering home to watch a family film. 

Helen Studio Manager Chapter Favourite Place: Applecross, West Coast of Highlands, Scotland. My happy place. You have two options to get to this beautiful spot but I recommend to take the winding single track road over Bealach na Bà. Engineered similarly to the mountain passes of the alps the road switches back and forth and has the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK. It’s a challenging beautiful drive and if you enjoy a road cycle this is one to tick off. As you descend you are rewarded by the most beautiful first glimpse of Applecross, with views across the isle of Raasay and Skye. You can camp or stay at the legendary Applecross Inn. Days are spent walking and enjoying breathtaking scenery. The inn overlooks Applecross Bay and nothing can beat a sunset sat outside the front of the Inn dining on fresh local seafood. 

Chrisi Client Account Manager Chapter. Favourite Place Yorkshire. There’s just something about the River Wharfe. Something calming and hypnotic. It’s a waterway of great contrast and beauty. The heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s my go to place, when I seek balance and perspective. Along this beautiful meandering river you can find Burnsall. A picturesque stone village surrounded by rich green foliage. Memories of bathing here as a child uplift me and make me feel wholesome. Embracing the nostalgia and anticipating that one day my children will also welcome the feeling. The quintessential British hot spot; Skimming stones and braving a paddle. It uplifts me and gives me the opportunity to refocus. It’s therapeutic, it’s genuine. Just around the corner is The Craven Arms Pub, with its cosy roaring fires and welcoming atmosphere. Not to mention it’s spectacular views over Burnsall Fell and Simon’s Seat. The perfect spot for a Sunday Roast and a chat with the locals. What more could you ask for?



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