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Peak District Guided Hill and Moorland Walk
"A full day private guided hill and moorland walk in the Peak District for a group of between one and six people. You will meet your guide at 9:30am in the Pool Cafe in Hathersage for a cup of coffee or tea (included in the price) to discuss the day and to c outdoor clothing. Walk options will include:Stanage and Bamford Edges Walk up the hillside and onto two of the stunning gritstone edges that the Dark Peak area is famous for. If it is a clear day you will enjoy amazing views from the rocks of the Derwent Valley and hills beyond in one direction and miles of beautiful heather covered moorland in the other direction. The walk is about 12 miles (19 kilometres) with about 550 metres of ascent on paths that can be rough and stony in places. Burbage Edge and The Longshaw Estate Walk up the hi then along Burbage Edge with lovely views across the Burbage Basin. You will then walk through the traditional English parkland of The Longshaw Estate before descending through woodland to follow a pretty low level path along the bottom of the Derwent Valley back to Hathersage. The distance is about 9 miles (15 kilometres) with approx. 550 metres of ascent.A Medley of Moorlands and the Historic
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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
"Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. Thi interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a ""Wallace and Gromit in Space"" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively
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Full Surfing Kit Rental in Scarborough
"If you love adventure and outdoor activites and want a different and inspiring experience which is safe yet diverse and fun then this is the ultimate activity centre for you!Surf lessons are the specialty of this centre but they also offer stand up paddle boarding as well as kayaking & cycling - there is something for all the family! Whether you are looking to surf SUP (stand up paddle board) bike or kayak hire you can find it here right on the beach. If you want to learn with a group of friends or have private surf lessons this can be arranged.The centre can provide expert tuition and plenty of equipment across a great range of sport helpful and friendly staff will put you at ease and help you get the very best from your chosen activity."
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Oxford Canal Tips (3)

Enjoy the tranquility along Oxford Canal

Oxford Canal is one of England's earliest canals, built between 1774 and 1790 to link Coventry and Oxford. It was meant to be used by longboats transporting coal from Coventry's coalmines to the consumers further south, Oxford being linked with London by river Thames. For a few years, everything was going well - I suppose the canal trade made quite a few people outrageously rich -, but then the opening of the Grand Junction Canal started the downfall of the Oxford Canal. Boats could now reach London much more quickly and the Oxford Canal's southern part was hardly used anymore. The canal's last few miles lead through Oxford, but if you really want to get a feeling for it, you should start a walk along the canal by following the 82-mile Oxford Canal Walk. The walk follows the towpath just next to the water and takes you through the lovely south-English landscape for many miles. Lots of small villages dot the canal side. As the Oxford Canal is one of England's most popular canals, expect a lot of longboats on it, particularly in summer. Puttering along the canal surely is yet another great way to get to know it - I haven't done it myself, but it's high on my wishlist.

For an easy walk, start at Hythe Bridge Road in Oxford where the canal ends rather abruptly and follow it through Jericho. After some 3km, you will reach Port Meadow - a great place to have a break. For some more serious walking, you could walk all the way until Kirtlington (16km from Oxford) where the Oxford Canal Walk meets the Oxfordshire Walk.

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King_Golo
Aug 01, 2015

I love canals!

On eof my greatest pleasures in life is walking beside either rivers or canals. The canal system in Britain is so fascinating I would recommend it to any visitor to spend at least half a day just exploring a canalside somewhere.

Many people come to Oxford and never even know there is a canal there. I suppose it's understandable with so many other interesting things to do, but I always like to have a little walk and look at the boats.

Should you want to walk the entire length (some 77 miles) all the way to Coventry, the website given is a good start point. It's another thing on my "to do" list!

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planxty
Apr 04, 2011

The Oxford Canal

To escape the noise and traffic of Oxford, try walking the canal path. You can get to it form town at the Hythe Street Bridge, or from Jericho near St. Barnabas Church.

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Jun 24, 2003
 
 
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