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If you don’t have a car or would prefer not to go everywhere by road it can be difficult to get out of town and into the Great British countryside. A car is by no means essential if you want to see some of the best of the UK, here are some ideas to get you started…
Conveniently situated on the Manchester to Sheffield railway line, there are some fantastic walks in the beautiful Peak District countryside that start and end the local train stations. One of the best walks takes you from the railway station in Edale, through Castleton Ridge, Mam Tor and ends at the train station in Hope where you can get catch a train back. The route is 8.5miles in total and there are plenty of opportunities to stop in a lovely country pub at the end of your walk.
Delamere Forest is a story of two halves. On one hand it is a wonderful haven of calm and tranquilly and on the other, a centre of activities like mountain biking, horse riding and even a Go Ape high ropes challenge. And the best news? It has its very own train station on the popular Chester to Manchester line. The old station house has been converted into a lovely cafe and ice cream parlour making it a great place to stop for lunch or a quick snack.
Crosby Beach in Merseyside is the home to Antony Gormley’s ‘‘Another Place’, one hundred cast-iron, life-size figures that stretch out along the beach and almost 1km into the sea. It really does have to be seen to be believed!
‘Another Place’ is an easy walk from Blundellsands and Crosby railway station which is on the Liverpool to Southport line, with trains passing by every fifteen minutes. After your visit to Crosby, hop back on the train to nearby Formby – a beautiful beach and wildlife area. You might even spot a red squirrel while you’re there!
You may be surprised to hear that you don’t need a car to enjoy a holiday in one of our fantastic cottages. We have some fantastic cottages that are within easy reach of train stations or just a short taxi ride away. So what’s stopping you? Search for a fantastic cottage today!