Land’s End

10341983_10152614129437272_6864651234622495566_nThere’s something oddly stirring about standing on a cliff top at the very edge of the earth, so to speak. Land’s End is the most south-westerly point of England, and if you visit at sunset, when the throngs of tourists have trickled away for the evening, it is quite magical.

On the drive down everything is the last of it’s kind: ‘the last pub in England’, ‘the last post box in England’ etc. etc., which is quite charming really.

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Brighton Pier

photo 2I suppose my favourite kind of beach is the secret kind, but there’s something very jolly and traditional-British-holiday-like about Brighton that I very much enjoy. We arrived at dusk, the perfect time to see the pier in all it’s illuminated glory.

There’s an extensive arcade, sweet shops, those boards you can stick your head through to take a funny photo, and a fun fair!

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Little Things: Whitby’s 199 Steps

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Whitby’s 199 steps are world famous and it’s easy to see why. Walking up or down them is a unique experience, especially to see the abbey at the top or the little shops at the bottom. You might recognise them from the scene in Dracula where the eponymous protagonist leaps from the ship and ascends the steps to the abbey in the form of a great black dog.

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Giant’s Causeway

1098421_10151781168192272_198375497_nWhen we did our little road trip of Ireland and Northern Ireland none of us had ever been before so there were definitely a lot of the more ‘touristy’ things on our itinerary, and the Giant’s Causeway was one of them. It was quite busy, especially as we were there at the height of summer, but as the photos show, the Causeway is pretty sprawling and you could still get a good patch of it to yourselves.

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Secret Beach: Hayburn Wyke

 1379499_10153004663007272_6095383637767885849_n ‘Secret Beach’ might become something of a series at Wild Wandering Folk as finding them is a new hobby of ours.

Hayburn Wyke is on the North Yorkshire coast and is easily accessible either by walking along the coastal path (right) or by parking at The Hayburn Wyke Country Inn and trudging through a few fields in a seaward direction until you find the trail.  We visited in winter so there were very few people around, but I get the impression this place is little known and pretty quiet most of the time anyway.

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