An estimated 15000 plus people have left dry land taking the plunge to live on narrowboats and tour Britain along our UK canal system. Living on a canal boat can seem almost idyllic, conjuring up images of brightly painted restful craft tied up alongside sunny country scenes, in harmony with abundant playful wildlife.
On this smashing YouTube channel, there are some great finds. Hannah, The Wild Native, has been recording her finds of Britains’ great hidden gems for the last two years.
There are a myriad of things the world could benefit from having more of. One of them is the Trudgian family from Wiltshire. We know of few people who can say they have helped nurture the joys of travel for us all as this family has successfully done. Kindness, generosity and a warm approachability makes seeing this family so enjoyable and leaves a vicarious feeling of being there with them as they tour Britain.
A Phoenix from the ashes, Coventry is a modern city in the heart of England just an hour from London. Risen from wartime rubble, it’s a part of Britain’s heartland which beat strongly through assaults laid upon it by the Saxons and Norman’s …
By the 14th century, Coventry was an important centre of the cloth trade, and throughout the Middle Ages was one of the largest and most important cities in England. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coventry became one of the three main British centres of watch and clock manufacture, and in the late 19th century, it became a major centre of bicycle manufacture. The city has now won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021 and will see an estimated 2.55 million visitors over that year.
Caravan Gossip take a quick tour of the 5 halls at the February 2018 Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show with over 400 exhibitors. If you’ve never been to the NEC shows before, then this video gives a great and reassuring insight.
Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show Vlog schedule
Andrew Ditton be appearing at the show on the Experience Freedom Stand (Hall 4) on Wednesday 21st at 1.30pm.
The Indie Projects and California Camping will be doing a Meet & Greet with their subscribers at 1pm on Tuesday at the Woodland Retreat. Hopefully they will be joined by Vandemonium and the Adventures of Sarah & James.
Dan Trudgian and Iain from Caravan Gossip are planning a Meet & Greet at 1pm on Sunday – place to be arranged.
Live streams are scheduled for 8.30am on Tuesday by Caravan Gossip (live feed above) and at 5pm Tuesday by Dan Trudgian where he will be doing ‘Three men in a van’ with Caravan Gossip and Make Way with the Morleys from Lee Davey’s vintage Bailey caravan.
We continue our exploration of the ‘Eternal City’ of York with its exquisite architecture and tangle of quaint cobbled streets, the staggering result of Viking and Roman influence …
Sometimes the very best of Britain is captured in word and pictures alone. But there is a real sense of belonging when our country is captured in seasonal moving images. Scotland’s glacial construction and changeable weather conditions brought about by the warming Atlantic Gulf Stream creates a theatre of immeasurable beauty.
Airstream caravanner Andrew Ditton has produced this fabulous play list of his journey to Scotland as far as the Outer Hebrides with his dog Dougal, capturing the beauty of this great land, narrated from a personal viewpoint over seventeen videos.
Join him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewjditton
Days out plotted on a touring map of the UK and Ireland. Simply locate yourself where you are, or search for an area that you intend to visit or tour. The map will load with places to visit on your days out. Click each marker for further information, directions and a website link. Places include theme parks, zoos, heritage railway, wildlife trusts, national heritage, animal farms, garden centres, towns and villages of interest.
A place of rich and colourful historical character, England’s ‘Eternal City’ born in AD71, is the home to relics of harmonic titans; Roman Eboracum and Viking Jorvik in the modern setting of Victorian and Edwardian Streets …
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As Rome fell around the 5th century, the Anglo-Saxons moved in before the Vikings’ ruled the 9th to 11th centuries and a later Norman occupation shaped York’s trading prowess yet further – its siting at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss compelling. York’s walled town is guarded by imposing Bars, once defensive wooden gates built on the stone foundations laid by the Romans that today guard only history, sights and sounds of the past so they can still clearly be sensed by visitors today. Our visit to this ‘Eternal City’ starts at North Westerly Bootham Bar, a 14th century gate giving clear line of site of the Minster and from the Minster, before we work Southerly through the town. The medieval walls built by Henry III around 1220 can be accessed here and walking the three miles of walls is a great method of getting around the city.